Conservative Approaches to a Herniated Disc

If your lumbar or cervical discs are herniated, you may not need surgery.  Typically, patients are advised to start with a course of conservative care before considering spine surgery for a herniated disc.  This is the preferred method, for most cases that do not include severe spinal conditions, to go about treating herniated discs.

Many conservative treatments include some sort of combination of options.  Occasionally, these options suggested by other doctors include pain medication.  Chiropractic treatment may include a variety of treatment options for herniated discs, but one of the main goals is to get the patient off of medication as soon as possible.  Chiropractic treatment for herniated discs include a few options, depending on your case and your chiropractor.

Chiropractic for herniated discs:

  • Physical therapy – Light exercise and gentle stretching to help relieve pressure.  This is apart of your chiropractor’s complete health approach.
  • Ice and heat therapy – This is a great way to reduce pain naturally.
  • Chiropractic adjustments – Your chiropractor will take you through spinal adjustments to help correct the problem at the source.

Have you been suffering from herniated discs?  Contact Results Chiropractic in Rehoboth Beach, De to schedule an appointment.  I’m here to help.

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