Herniated discs are one of the leading causes of back pain. The level of pain associated with herniated or bulging discs will vary from person to person. Getting diagnosed with a herniated disc can be a bit intimidating, but rest assured there are a wide variety of treatment options that can help you heal your herniated discs.
Reviews of Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs
One of the most common questions that we get here at the Healthy Back Institute is “can a chiropractor heal my herniated disc? Our experts feel that chiropractic care can be part of an effective treatment program. However, visits with a chiropractor should not be the only thing you do. The concept of chiropractic care is to use manual therapy or spinal manipulative therapy to correct issues of the neuromusculosekelatal system. You may have heard the term “adjustments” used to describe how a chiropractor treats a patient with back pain. One of the problems with chiropractic care is that it does not address “why” the body has become out of alignment to begin with. This often leads to patients having to return to the chiropractor over and over again. This type of continuous treatment can be very expensive and often lead to only temporary relief.
Treatments that Compliment Chiropractic Care
Muscle balance therapy addresses the hidden causes of herniated discs and is a great compliment treatment to go along with chiropractic adjustments. By fixing the muscular imbalances, you can avoid the misalignment from recurring. One of the best things about muscle balance therapy is that it is relatively inexpensive and you can do it from the comfort of your home. Our Lose the Back Pain System will teach you how to identify muscle imbalances and give you specific exercises and stretches that can help heal herniated disc pain.
Many herniated disc pain sufferers find relief using a technique called spinal decompression. Spinal decompression simply means, reversing the effects of aging by using gravity to provide space between the discs of the vertebrae. As we age and abuse our bodies, the discs of the spine become compressed and we lose the space that is necessary between each disc. Inversion therapy, one of the most popular forms of spinal decompression, has been highly successful in healing herniated discs.
Written By: Updated: December 13,2011