A herniated disc, also known as a ruptured or slipped disc, occurs when the soft inner material of a spinal disc protrudes through a tear or crack in the outer layer. This can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the affected area by putting pressure on the spinal nerves. Most frequently, herniated discs occur in the lower back (lumbar spine) and neck (cervical spine).
Among the most frequent causes of herniated discs are:
Trauma or injury
It is important to note that a herniated disc can occur without any apparent cause, and sometimes the cause is unknown. Not all symptoms are caused by a herniated disc, and not all symptoms are caused by a herniated disc.
Chiropractic Treatment For Bulging Discs
Our Chiropractors at Discover Chiropractic treat herniated discs with a variety of techniques, including spinal adjusting and spinal traction. Spinal adjustments, also known as manual manipulation, involve the application of precise, controlled force to realign the spinal vertebrae and relieve nerve pressure. This can help reduce pain and enhance mobility.
Spinal traction is a non-surgical treatment that stretches the spine and creates negative pressure within the disc using a special device known as a Y-axis traction strap. This can help to reduce disc protrusion and relieve pressure on the nerves. Spinal traction may also facilitate the reabsorption of the herniated material into the disc.
Spinal adjustments and traction are both safe and effective treatment options for herniated discs, and they can be combined with other therapies such as physical therapy and exercise.
If you or a loved one suffer from a herniated disc, please contact us immediately at (231) 348-5980 to schedule an exam and consultation.
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