Dr. Michels has helped many people in Salem, OR recover from back pain. A 2014 research study confirms what we've seen in our clinic. Researchers performed a study of 148 patients with a herniated disc confirmed by MRI scans. The majority of patients (79) had suffered from chronic lumbar disc herniation lasting longer than three months. Thirty seven patients had disc herniations for less than 4 weeks at the start of the investigation. Herniated discs causes symptoms like lower back pain and sciatica, as well as tingling and numbness in the legs.
Each participant received individualized chiropractic care, similar to what Dr. Michels offers in his Salem office. After fourteen days, 70% of the subjects had significant progress in pain and disability; and at three months, 90% had substantial improvement. Most importantly, the improvement was retained by patients, with over 80% of patients reporting improvement after one year.
If you live in Salem, OR, you need to know that you don't have to suffer from disc herniations or any other type of low back pain. Dr. Michels is here for you. To see if we can help you, give our office a call at (503) 399-7607 today for an appointment or consultation.
Lee, Serafin. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniation receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics 2014.37(3):155-163.