Herniated Disc Treatment

Research shows that 90% of patients with herniated discs improve with chiropractic adjustments. If you live in or near Portland, ME and have been diagnosed with a herniated disc or back pain, call Drs. Jay Woodward & Abby Power today at (207) 781-7911 for an appointment.

We have helped many people in Portland, ME recover from back pain, and a 2014 research study reinforces what we've seen in our office: researchers carried out a study of 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 investigation.

All of the patients received chiropractic adjustments based upon the needs of each patient. After two weeks, 70% of the participants had significant improvements in pain and disability; and at three months, 90% had substantial gains. Even better, the recovery was retained by patients, with over 80% of individuals reporting improvement at the one-year mark.

If you live in the greater Portland area, you need to know that you do not have to endure disc herniations or any other type of back pain. Dr. Woodward & Dr. Power are here for you. To see if we can help you, give our office a call at (207) 781-7911 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.