Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs
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.