Dr. Messerschmidt  has helped many people in Juneau, AK recover from back pain, and a recent study reinforces what we've seen in our office. The authors studied 148 patients with MRI-confirmed lumbar disc herniation causing back pain, sciatica, and radiating leg symptoms. Many patients (79) dealt with from chronic lumbar disc herniation lasting longer than three months. Thirty seven subjects had disc herniations for less than a month at the start of the study.

All of the test subjects received chiropractic care based upon the needs of each person. After two weeks, 70% of the participants had significant improvements in pain and disability; and at three months, 90% had substantial gains. Even more important, the recovery was retained by patients, with over 80% of patients reporting improvement at the one-year mark.
If you live in Juneau, AK, you need to know that you do not have to suffer with disc herniations or any other type of low back pain. Dr. Messerschmidt  is here for you. To see if we can help you, give our office a call at (907) 789-1344 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.

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