Chiropractic care is a nonsurgical treatment option available for herniated discs. Admittedly, there are a number of mixed reviews on the effectiveness of chiropractic care for herniated disc. It is true that once the disc is pushed out of its normal position, the damage is often irreparable without surgery. However, chiropractic care can still provide relief from the pain associated with herniated disc and extend the time needed before more invasive treatment.A common chiropractic technique is the flexion-distraction technique, which can be used to help address herniated disc symptoms. Fellow professional in the field, Ron Grassi (DC), explains it well: Flexion-distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently “distracts” or stretches the spine. This allows the chiropractor to isolate the affected area while slightly “flexing” the spine using a gentle pumping rhythm. This technique can help move the disc away from the nerve, reducing inflammation of the nerve root, and eventually any associated pain and inflammation into the leg, as applicable.
Chiropractors also use pelvic blocking techniques to treat herniated disc symptoms. Pelvic blocking treatments include using cushioned wedges, which are placed under each side of the pelvis. Gentle exercises may also be used. These will allow changes in mechanics to draw your disc away from the nerve it may be pressing on.
At HealthMax Chiro we will treat your herniated disc with integrity and care. Our gentle techniques will bring relief to your herniated disc pain. We will customize a treatment plan for you and provide informed choice of your options for complete relief.
Find relief from herniated disc by contacting HealthMax Chiropractic at 715-808-0445. We strive to provide the best chiropractic care in Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota.
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I had been suffering with severe migraine headaches and neck pain. It affected my work performance and my home life. I saw multiple doctors, visited the emergency room, was prescribed medication, had blood tests and had a CT scan with no results. When I first came to HealthMax Chiropractic of Hudson, they were very welcoming and showed real concern for my condition. They took the time to do a full exam, take digital x-rays and show me what was going on in my spine that was causing the headaches. The adjustments and low tech therapeutic exercises made me feel much, much better. I haven’t had a migraine or headache since the beginning of August! The Dr and the team at HealthMax Chiropractic of Hudson are absolutely wonderful and I recommend them to all of my friends. I don’t believe I would have gotten better if I had not come here.
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