Chiropractic treatment for a slipped disc is a route many individuals take when seeking a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment solution. A slipped disc is the commonly used term for a herniated disc, and this condition does not involve a disc actually “slipping.” Instead, the disc – a soft cushion between each of the vertebrae in your spine – splits or ruptures. This can occur due to natural degeneration of your discs over time as the discs can become dehydrated and brittle.
If you’re experiencing back pain or neck pain, stiffness, weakness, tingling, or other symptoms that your doctor has diagnosed as the result of a slipped disc, chiropractic treatments may be able to help. Chiropractors rely on a number of procedures that can often help individuals suffering from herniated discs and other degenerative disc disease conditions. Typically, treatment includes the use of a procedure known as manual manipulation or chiropractic adjustments. Your chiropractor will use his or her hands to gently mobilize and flex the spinal joint or joints in question, or to stimulate the surrounding nerves and tissues that are causing you pain and discomfort. Often this can result in a greater range of motion, increased blood flow, and a temporary decrease in pain and the other symptoms associated with disc problems.
However, if you’ve visited a chiropractor or tried other conservative treatment options like physical therapy, exercise, hot/cold therapy, and more, yet haven’t seen a decrease in your back or neck pain, contact Laser Spine Institute today. Whether you’re suffering from a herniated disc, bone spurs, foraminal stenosis, or any of a variety of other degenerative spine conditions, we perform a number of safe, effective outpatient procedures that may be able to help you rediscover your life without back or neck pain.