At Back To Mind Chiropractic, we are proud to be your choice chiropractor for herniated disc treatment and other common musculoskeletal conditions. With many years of combined experience and our unique approach to patient care, we make it easy for our patients to enjoy the benefits of fast and holistic pain relief. Say goodbye to prescription medications and sidelining invasive treatment methods with natural chiropractic care.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Unlike other more invasive herniated disc treatment options, chiropractic care targets the root cause of your pain to stimulate fast and natural healing. Once our chiropractors have made a diagnosis, we will work to relieve your chronic pain and discomfort by utilizing both manual and instrument-based chiropractic adjustments. By placing their hands in precise locations and using controlled movements, chiropractors are able to manipulate individual joints and improve mobility. These adjustments are safe and effective enough that we are able to treat patients of all ages without the use of prescription drugs.
Our chiropractor may use various different techniques during the treatment process. Chiropractic adjustments work to relieve pain by triggering your body’s natural healing process. In addition to quickly relieving pain, our herniated disc doctor can also help to increase your range of motion and reduce inflammation.
What is a Herniated Disc?
The spine is made up of an intricate network of bones, nerves, ligaments and muscles that all work together to provide support and flexibility. The spine makes it possible to stand upright, bend and twist while protecting the spinal cord from injury. The spinal discs are rubbery cushions between the vertebrae in your spine. When a disc becomes herniated, the soft center of the disc may push out or tear through the tough outer exterior of the disc, resulting in pain and discomfort. When the disc begins to bulge out, it irritates the nearby nerves and causes chronic pain, weakness and numbness that may radiate out into the arms or legs.
Some of the most common symptoms related to a herniated disc include:
- Arm and/or leg pain – If you have a herniated disc located in the lower back area, you’ll most likely experience intense pain in the buttock area, thighs and calf. However, herniated discs located in the neck area typically cause pain in the shoulder and arm. It is also common for pain to shoot into the arms or legs when you move your spine into certain positions, sneeze or cough.
- Tingling or numbness – It is also very common for those with a herniated disc to complain of numbness and tingling in their arms and legs.
- Muscle weakness – Over time, the muscles close to a herniated disc can weaken. This means that many patients may find that they are stumbling and falling more often. Additionally, herniated discs can make it more difficult to lift or hold items.
Herniated Disc Treatment: What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care?
Unlike other herniated disc treatment methods that are designed to treat the symptoms associated with your condition, chiropractic adjustments work to diagnose and treat the root cause of your pain. Depending on the severity of your condition, a combination of holistic chiropractic treatment methods may be recommended by our herniated disc doctor. These may include spinal manipulations, massage therapy, corrective exercises and more.
Typically, herniated disc treatment involves the use of both manual spinal manipulations and therapeutic exercises known as Physiotherapy. Some examples of the most common chiropractic techniques used to treat herniated discs include:
Flexion Distraction Technique
This treatment method involves the use of a specialized table. Also known as Spinal Decompression, This table helps our doctors slowly and gently stretch the spine and isolate the herniated disc. While gently flexing the spine, we can encourage natural healing and reduce inflammation without causing additional pain to the affected area.
Pelvic Blocking Techniques
This technique utilizes the help of cushioned wedges that are placed under the pelvis, followed by the use of gentle exercises that are designed to gradually draw the affected disc away from any nerves that it may be pressing on.
Contact Our South Florida Chiropractor Today
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of chiropractic care treatment for herniated discs and other musculoskeletal conditions? Call (954) 986-4559 or visit our friendly South Florida herniated disc doctor online today to schedule an appointment. We have locations in Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood Fl, and Tamrac!