Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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The distance to the impact point will increase the inertia and therefore the force of the impact. The impact however does not change in the biomechanics but just increases the forces that then create more injury. You would not generally cause a herniation with this maneuver but fracture bone and tear disc.

Unfortunately, you cannot “punch” a disc back into place or I would be taking karate lessons.

Dr. Corenman