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Patient Story – Disc Herniation

This patient had been suffering from lower back pain for more than 10 years. The back pain was due to a previous sports injury. Someone fell on his back when he was landing at a basketball court, which resulted in disc herniation. The pain was shooting down to the left heel when he bent forward. Every year, it has an acute onset of the chronic lower back pain. At acute phase, back pain and leg pain interfered with patient’s daily activities and work.

He was limping with an antalgic gait and posture. The pelvic was shift to the left and the upper body deviated to the right (tried not to compress on the pain side). Pain occurred when bending, coughing and sneezing.

After one session of chiropractic care by using dry needling and manipulation, the pain intensity and gait completely changed significantly. He could walk properly without limping and the lower back pain reduced from 8/10 to 3/10.

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