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 Perhaps it's been withdrawn.