Chiropractic Care for Disc Herniations
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Your Guide to Spinal Adjustments & Decompression for Acute Disc Herniations

Chiropractic Care for Acute Disc Herniations

Chiropractic Care has been known to be one of the most popular alternative treatments that is used to treat those who are suffering from a herniated disc. 

Seeing a chiropractor to help with your pain and recovery is an all natural and effective form of treatment that does not rely upon surgery or prescribe addictive pain medications. 

In this blog, we tackle the topic of herniated discs and how chiropractic care can lead to relieved pain.

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Chiropractic Care for Disc Herniations 

If you are suffering from a Herniated Disc then you know how debilitating it can be on a daily basis just trying to get everyday activities completed. 

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A herniated disc is a condition where the disc protrudes out of the normal radius in the spine. When someone is suffering from this condition they may not even realize anything is wrong until the bulging disc presses on the nerve in the spinal column, which will, in turn, start to cause excruciating pain. 

A herniated disc can not only cause pain but also a loss in your natural range of motion.

Herniated disc pain is a debilitating spinal condition that can be very painful to live with, so needless to say, finding the right Doctor and the right treatment is crucial for recovery. 

Chiropractic Care is one of the most popular alternative treatments used to treat those who are suffering from herniated disc injuries. 

Seeing a chiropractor to help with your pain and recovery is an all natural and effective form of treatment that does not rely on surgery or prescribe addictive pain medications. 

Common Causes of Herniated Disc 

One of the most common causes of a herniated disc is aging.

As we age, the shock-absorbing spinal discs in our back will lose it's water content and elasticity which makes them stiffer and prone to damage or injury. However, any trauma can increase the pressure of the disc's central core and will put more stress on the outer layer. 

Besides aging, 8 common causes of a herniated disc injury include: 

  1. Sports Activities
  2. Improper Lifting Techniques 
  3. Repetitive Movement 
  4. Lifting
  5. Bending
  6. Driving for Long Periods of Time
  7. Unhealthy Habits (smoking/alcohol)
  8. Physical Trauma

Symptoms of Herniated Disc Injuries

If you're suffering from back pain but you're unsure if it's a herniated disc, below is a list of common symptoms that you may experience.

5 common symptoms of having a herniated disc:Back Pain due to a disc injury

  1. Back Pain

  2. Tenderness or Stiffness in the Spine

  3. Numbness or Tingling 

  4. Shoulder, Neck and Arm pain 

  5. Leg, Buttock, and Foot Pain 

It is never advised that you diagnose yourself.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is highly recommended that you be seen by a Chiropractor before your symptoms become worse. 

Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment for Herniated Disc 

If you are suffering from a herniated disc injury, it's important to seek the help of an experienced chiropractor. 

Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments are designed to stretch the spine and isolate the affected area while at flexing the spine with a gentle pumping rhythm. Chiropractic adjustments will help to move the herniated disc away from the nerve which will help to reduce the pressure on the nerve root. 

Chiropractic adjustments are known for relieving the pain and inflammation caused by a herniated disc.

Once the pressure on the nervous system is released, this will help the body release a natural anti-inflammatory substance which reduces inflammation and alleviates pain.  

Spinal Decompression for Herniated and Bulging Discs

Spinal decompression therapy is a scientifically proven method of using negative intradiscal pressure to pull extruded disc material back into the nucleus of the disc.

This method for alleviating herniated disc pain by reducing pressure on nerve roots is performed under the direct supervision of a doctor with specific training in spinal decompression methods.

At our McDonough and Atlanta clinics, we use Cox Technic tables to perform a gentle, safe, non-force, non-surgical, spinal decompression procedure.

This procedure works with the body to encourage a natural healing process, relieve spinal pain, and return patients to their desired quality of life with specific biomechanical and clinical goals for disc and non-disc related spinal pain conditions.

Our chiropractors use precise positioning and degree of angle to guide the intensity of their flexion-distraction.

During the treatment, Spinal Decompression may pull the vertebrae enclosing an injured disc several millimeters with the goal of reducing your low back or neck pain with minimal pain incurred.

Choosing the Right Chiropractor for Disc Injuries

If you are suffering from a herniated disc, it's crucial for your recovery to contact a chiropractor to help treat your pain and get you back to your normal life. 

Herniated Disc pain can cause the victim to suffer dramatically along with being unable to perform their everyday activities. 

You should not have to suffer alone. When you begin to experience the symptoms of a Herniated Disc it's important to be seen by a chiropractor quickly.

They will be able to diagnose and treat the problem before it can become worse. 

The Doctors at Arrowhead Clinic have over 40 years of experience helping the hurt recovery from their pain an injury conditions. 

Our chiropractors are highly experienced when it comes to treatment for a herniated disc. We will conduct a thorough examination to determine the best treatment option for your recovery. 

Each patient is unique, which means there is no set time frame or universal treatment plan. Each patient will be evaluated based up the condition and symptoms that they present. 

Our experienced doctors offer a free consultation to see how we can best assist with your particular recovery needs. 

If you click the link below, we will schedule a time for you to speak with one of our experienced Chiropractors to find out how Spinal Adjustments and Decompression may help relieve your Disc Pain. 

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