Can chiropractic treatment help ease my slipped disc pain?

Chiropractic treatment for a slipped disc is a route many individuals take when seeking a noninvasive treatment solution for their debilitating pain. A slipped disc is the commonly used term for a herniated disc. This condition involves a portion of the disc, which is a soft cushion between each of the vertebrae in your spine, slipping or rupturing out of place. When this occurs, it can result in debilitating symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the legs as well as bowel or bladder dysfunction and even paralysis. This condition is due to natural degeneration of your discs over time as the discs can become dehydrated and brittle.

Slipped disc chiropractic adjustments

If you’re experiencing the pain and disability associated with a slipped disc and your doctor has diagnosed you with this condition, chiropractic treatments may be able to help. Chiropractors rely on a number of techniques that can often help individuals suffering from degenerative conditions like a slipped disc.

Typically, treatment includes the use of a procedure known as manual manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. Your chiropractor will use his or her hands to gently mobilize and flex the joint 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 the temporary decrease in pain associated with disc problems.

Minimally invasive treatment options for a slipped disc

If you have yet to see a decrease in your neck or back pain after visiting a chiropractor or trying other conservative treatment options like pain medication, physical therapy and range of motion exercises, contact Laser Spine Institute. We perform minimally invasive spine surgery that may be able to help you rediscover your life without the unbearable symptoms brought on by a slipped disc.

Our procedures provide a safer and effective alternative to traditional open neck or back surgery^ by using a less than 1-inch incision and muscle sparing techniques. Through a procedure called a discectomy, the dedicated surgeons at Laser Spine Institute are able to remove the portion of the disc that has slipped out of position and is creating pressure on the nerve in order to provide you with lasting relief.

We have helped more than 75,000 patients, who have undergone our procedures, get back to the activities they love. To find out if you are a candidate for our outpatient surgeries, reach out to Laser Spine Institute today and request a no-cost MRI review.*