How Chiropractic Helps With Herniated Discs

Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs at Raveling Chiropractic Center in Dunedin

Our chiropractor at Raveling Chiropractic Center in Dunedin offers non-invasive treatment options for herniated or bulging discs, including chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and physical therapy.

Herniated Discs

Herniated discs occur when a section of the inner disc material bulges past the outer material. This can put pressure on the nerve roots and soft tissues, causing moderate to severe back pain and loss of range of motion and strength in the back. Severe herniated discs may even lead to sciatica, which is characterized by severe lower back and leg pain as well as muscle weakness in the legs.

Treatment from our Dunedin Chiropractor

Herniated disc treatment starts with an initial evaluation to determine the severity of your herniated disc. Once our Dunedin chiropractor has located your herniated discs and determined its severity, he will create a treatment program that is specifically designed for you.

Chiropractic or Spinal Adjustments

Treatment for herniated or bulging discs usually starts with chiropractic or spinal adjustments. These involve a short, quick thrust to certain vertebra in order to maximize its range of motion by pushing it into its proper position. Our chiropractor typically uses the flexion distraction technique to treat herniated discs.

Massage Therapy

If you are looking for a combination treatment program, you may benefit from massage and chiropractic adjustments. Massage works to improve blood flow and relax muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues. When your soft tissues, muscles and ligaments are relaxed, they are less apt to pull your newly adjusted vertebra out of alignment.

Physical Therapy

When your muscles are weak due to a bulging disc and lack of use, they are more apt to cause pain and less apt to provide you with stability and strength. Physical therapy helps strengthen injured and unused muscles, which can decrease your recovery time and help you feel better.

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