seeking non surgical cure of Inguinal Hernia

by bharat
(Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India)

I have bilateral inguinal hernia. Ultra-Sound report indicates 38 mm "defect"(term used by radiologist) on left and 31 mm on right.I do not have any discomfort like pain burning, or acid re-flux.

When I posted on a forum about non surgical cure of Inguinal Hernia by using chiropractic help,I received following response,
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Virtually nothing chiropractors say or do is supported by scientific evidence:

"A 2008 critical review found that with the possible exception of back pain, chiropractic manipulation has not been shown to be effective for any medical condition."
http://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885...

Your hernia is not because of blockages in the flow of your body's "innate intelligence" or "nerve interference".
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Still I have open mind.I am willing to try chiropractic treatment if I stand a chance.PLEASE opine.





Hello Mr Bharat,
There's nothing life trying to refute a half truth. Half of what your source has said is true. An inguinal hernia is not caused by nerve interference or a blockage of innate intelligence.

Not effective for any "medical" condition except "possibly" lower back pain? Well, what a medical condition and what's a chiropractic condition? Anyway there's not much point here giving a rebuttal of your source's comments.

What I would say is that an inguinal hernia is indeed a "medical" condition, and I don't think chiropractic is likely to help in a proven case of hernia.

What's interesting is that you have no pain, and post surgical complications and pain are quite high; my recommendation is that you be careful with heavy lifting, perhaps where tight underwear when gardening, or doing something that involves hard physical work.

Then, simply keep it in mind. If you start to get pain, then the risk of doing nothing increases. Strangulation of a part of the gut can happen, very rarely admittedly, with quite severe consequences. But you will start to get serious discomfort and pain before that happens.

Just to be absolutely sure this is not a hip condition, lie on your back and gently pull your knee to the chest. Then towards the opposite shoulder, and then rotating the hip using the knee as a lever. It's not likely to be the case since you have a positive scan.

I'm afraid I personally don't think chiropractic has much to contribute to a true inguinal hernia.

I hope this has contributed. Let us know how you get on.

Dr Barrie Lewis

That link doesn't exist by the way. Perhaps it's been withdrawn.


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Jul 07, 2017
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Talk to someone
by: Anonymous

I need to talk to someoine. I don't know how these website things work. Please call me at 818 448 xxxx. I have a hernia question. Vince





They work exactly like you started out; just keep typing your question.

Dr Barrie Lewis


Jul 08, 2014
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inguinal hernia
by: bharatk8

Radiologist had done ultrasound scan and confirmed Hernia. So I had opted for Homeopathic medicines and reduction of weight. Last ultrasound has shown reduction in size of defect(term used by Radiologist)by 5 M.M.

Since this reduction was not as good as results of other patients who opted for Homeopathy, I contacted this chiropractic practitioner. But since her response was not convincing (She had opined that I will need minimum 24 sessions, without specifying maximum limit and she did not provide testimonial) I sought your opinion. Thanks for clarification.





I think your own instincts are spot on.

To be honest, I doubt homeopathy would help either. Any reply to my questions about movements of your hip?

Dr Barrie Lewis

Jun 26, 2014
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is this view in line with classical chiropractic?
by: bharatk8

I have received following response from another chiropractor. I am not sure about validity of her logic. Please read and opine.

Unedited text of message from chiropractor, only name has been deleted to protect her privacy.

Hello, chiropractic treats the connection between the brain and body. Depending on where your stress is coming from causing the hernia, we would correct the spinal area of stress. Rather than simply treating your hernia, let's find the cause of your stress. Please advise if you'd like an appointment.





Hello Bharat,
It's a bit of the old blockage in the hosepipe story; a gross over simplication of the problem.

If you really have an inguinal hernia it needs to be surgically fixed, otherwise some intestine can herniate into the hernia.

Obviously no lifting or anything like sneezing which increases the abdominal pressure. Given time, the body does have amazing self healing powers.

However, there's concern in my mind that this could be a hip problem, or referral from the upper lumbar spine. What did moving your hip about do? Any back pain?

Has an ultrasound scan been done?

If it's a true inguinal hernia I doubt any manipulation of your spine to improve the so called stress would help.

Get a thorough examination; let us know what transpires.

Dr Barrie Lewis


Mar 24, 2014
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thanks for clarification.
by: bharatk8

Thanks for clarification.
You are right about link too.

The web page you have requested for Journal of Pain and Symptom Management is not valid. Please visit the journal online at:

So I have posted following feedback:

I read following information on net which had mentioned link of this site. But it appears that it is not valid URL. I am posting original message saved by me. This message was sent when I posted a query on yahoo answers. It appears someone has tried to back his opinion by falsely quoting your reference.Pl. do needful
Virtually nothing chiropractors say or do is supported by scientific evidence:

"A 2008 critical review found that with the possible exception of back pain, chiropractic manipulation has not been shown to be effective for any medical condition."
http://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885...

Your hernia is not because of blockages in the flow of your body's "innate intelligence" or "nerve interference".

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