Our Approach for Disc Herniation Treatment

A disc herniation can be frustrating for a person as symptoms can be severe and fluctuate from good to worse at any second. The severe pain that can accompany this condition in no friend and can be downright depressing and worrying. Although the thoughts of surgery are always present when such severe pain is experienced, hope is there as discs can heal with the right conditions. Surgery is usually not the best option for managing disc herniations, but may be necessary, depending on how severe your injury is and the specific type of symptoms you are experiencing.

First off, this is no substitute for an encounter with your chiropractor as there is personalization with each person in managing a disc herniation. Not all disc herniations behave the same, and thus will need a custom treatment approach. Take it from Tim, who drove all the way from Sedalia to come see us, read his Denver chiropractor online review. Second, it is important to understand how you injured your disc, as this is the primary cause and it will need to be addressed in order to not repeat the same mistake. Our approach is multifaceted and unique in successfully treating a disc herniation. Schedule an appointment or consultation.

  • faulty postural stresses
  • postural straining movements
  • nutrition
  • spinal hygiene

Our Approach for Disc Herniation Treatment

Poor eating habits will also need to be addressed to help expedite your healing. Excessive systemic inflammation along with inadequate nutrients will make healing next to impossible. Your quality of foods can make a dramatic difference in how fast you heal and that is why we provide nutritional consultations to help sure up your diet. In general you should avoid sugar, grain, and dairy to help minimize inflammation, acidic pH, and to help maximize your immune system.

This is a huge category, as faulty postural stresses will accumulate and cause injury. Your spinal hygiene amounts to the way you move your back. This shows when you move from sitting to standing, lying down to sitting, and so forth. The center of your disc contains fluid, similar to a waterbed. Imagine putting pressure on one side of a waterbed, the result is the other side become larger. This simple analogy is what happens to your disc when you transition from movements, which causes stress and injury to your disc over a period of time. Keeping a neutral  spine through these movements is very important. Repetitive improper flexion of the spine will eventually cause a disc bulge.

All categories of disc herniation treatment are important! Especially when it comes to exercise. Our approach is separated into phases that are appropriate for the level of pain and function in the individual. Form is king in this realm, as a properly executed cat-cow will always be better and safer than a poorly executed exercise. We also place a large emphasis on finding a neutral spine and combining this with proper breathing patterns into Foundation Training.

Other than educating you about some of the aforementioned categories, we have a variety of hands on treatment options to help you heal. Some of the more impacting treatments for disc injuries other than chiropractic adjustments, include flexion distraction therapy, active release therapy, graston technique, and dry needling. A large factor in our success with disk bulges is the generous amount of time that you will get with the doctor. We will also help teach you proper exercises.