Herniated discs are a common problem in the United States. It is estimated that about 20% of adults will have them at some point in their lifetime, and for many people, it can be debilitating to deal with.
When the gel-like material inside of a disc presses on a nerve, the symptoms can increase and make everyday activities, such as standing, sleeping or working, nearly impossible.
Luckily, there are several treatments available for these frustrating problems- one being chiropractic care.
Chiropractors often employ gentle adjustments to help patients feel relief from herniated discs by relieving pressure on the spine’s nerve roots.
This article discusses what exactly a chiropractor can do when it comes to herniated discs and how they may be able to help you.
Non-surgical treatment of herniated discs are most commonly the best approach. Surgical interventions for disc herniations are often not something done unless conservative care has not worked. Chiropractic treatment is a conservative approach to the treatment of back or neck problems, including spinal disc problems.
The proper treatment of a herniated disc requires that the chiropractor thoroughly examines all areas where they suspect there may be an issue, which may include an X-ray or MRI to determine what is causing herniated disc. From there they will develop customized treatment plans just for the patient that address any unique issues related with this condition and its progression as well.
Chiropractic care for the treatment of disc injuries or chronic disc problems are available. There are a variety of types of chiropractic treatment and your chiropractor will determine the best type of chiropractic treatment for you. Most treatment involves the goals of increased movements, reduced inflammation, decreased pain and symptoms, and improvement in activities of daily life.
If you are in need of herniated disc treatment, and want a non-surgical option to help relieve the pain without surgery that will also allow you more freedom with your day-to-day activities than traditional surgeries can offer. Make an appointment for evaluation at our clinic today!