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5 Benefits of Seeking Chiropractic Care for Herniated Disc Pain

Published Date: 
December 1, 2022
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A chiropractor is treating a man for herniated disc pain.

Herniated discs can be very painful and debilitating. Chiropractic care can help relieve pain and improve mobility.

A herniated disc is a severe condition that can cause significant pain and discomfort. If you suffer from a herniated disc, you may wonder if you should see a chiropractor.

There are a few things to consider when making this decision. First, consult with your doctor to get an initial diagnosis. Once you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, you can decide whether to see a chiropractor.

A chiropractor is administering a chiropractic back adjustment for a woman with herniated disc pain.

If you decide to see a chiropractor, it is essential to find someone experienced in herniated disc treatment. Not all chiropractors are created equal, and you should ensure you see someone who knows what they are doing. Chiropractors experienced in treating herniated disc injuries will provide you with the best possible care.

If you have a herniated disc injury, the last thing you want to do is wait until it is too late to seek treatment. The sooner you see a chiropractor, the sooner you can get relief from your herniated disc pain and discomfort.

Gentle Chiropractic Treatments for Herniated Discs 

If you are suffering from a herniated disc, you may wonder what the gentlest chiropractic treatments are. While chiropractors can use many different chiropractic techniques to treat this condition, some are gentler than others. Here are a few gentle chiropractic treatments for herniated disc injuries:

  • Spinal decompression therapy is a gentle chiropractic treatment that can effectively treat herniated discs. This therapy involves using a traction table or similar device to stretch the spine and gently relieve pressure on the discs.
  • Manual spinal manipulation is another gentle chiropractic treatment used to treat herniated discs. This technique involves using the hands to manipulate the spine and manually relieve pressure on the discs.
  • Cold laser therapy is a newer chiropractic treatment that uses low-level lasers to relieve pain and inflammation. This therapy is very gentle and can be very effective at treating herniated discs.

Are there Risks Associated with Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs? 

There are several risks associated with chiropractic care for disc herniation, including the potential for further injury to the spine and nerve damage, which can lead to tingling, numbness, or weakness in the extremities. In very rare cases, stroke or even death can occur. However, these risks are generally very low and outweighed by the potential benefits of chiropractic treatments.

5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs

A young man with a herniated disc is being treated by a chiropractor for pain.

1. Drug-free Pain Relief 

If you suffer from a herniated disc, you may take medication for pain relief. However, medication is not always necessary. Chiropractic care can often help treat a herniated disc without medication.

2. Improved Mobility

Another common benefit of chiropractic care is improved mobility. You may find it challenging to move around if you suffer from a herniated disc. Chiropractic care can help improve mobility and allow you to move more freely.

3. Reduced Inflammation 

Research shows that chiropractic adjustment can ease inflammation and improve range of motion and function. Chiropractic care is a natural way to reduce inflammation and can be used as an adjunct to other pain treatment or as a standalone treatment.

A chiropractor is treating a man with a herniated disc.

4. Improve Overall Health

Chiropractic care can also help improve your overall health. Focusing on your overall health is essential when you suffer from a herniated disc. Chiropractic care can help improve your overall health and help you feel your best.

5. Avoid Surgery

If you suffer from a herniated disc, you may consider surgery. However, surgery is not always necessary. Chiropractic care can often help treat a herniated disc problem without surgery.

Conclusion

You may be looking for relief if you have a herniated disc problem. Chiropractic care is an excellent option for those suffering from this condition.

Dr. Eric Neumann D.C.

Dr. Eric Neumann grew up in Alberta, Canada where he majored in Chemistry at the University of Calgary. During his time at University, he obtained licensure as a Massage Therapist. It was clear that hands-on healing would be his calling. After suffering multiple sport-related injuries he became interested in Chiropractic. Dr. Neumann graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009. He has since specialized in the treatment and management of acute spinal injuries.

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