If you have a herniated disc or lower back pain, it can cause immense discomfort, and make going about your day feel nearly impossible. Thankfully, chiropractic care and spinal decompression are effective treatment options that can help to realign the vertebrae and alleviate your pain. By looking at the underlying cause of your back pain, a chiropractor can address your herniated disc and provide manual adjustments and manipulations that can bring the spine back into alignment for lasting relief.
Spinal Decompression and Chiropractic Care as Alternative, Non-Surgical Treatments
Spinal decompression and chiropractic care are effective alternative methods of treatment for low back pain, herniated discs, and other painful conditions. These treatment options are drug-free, non-surgical, and typically painless. While prescription medications will cover up the pain temporarily, chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression get to the source of the pain and bring healing straight to the root of the problem.
Spinal decompression utilizes motorized traction that gently stretches the spine, providing alignment, taking the pressure off the discs and nerves, and promoting back pain relief.
Chiropractic care involves hands-on manual manipulations and adjustments that bring healing straight to the source of your pain. When you come in for an appointment, a chiropractor will perform a comprehensive analysis and develop a treatment plan to help get you out of pain and back to living your life with ease.
Both of these effective methods can successfully treat all kinds of conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Joint pain
- Pinched nerve or compressed nerve
- And more
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
While a herniated disc is one major cause of back pain, there are other common causes that can contribute to pain in the lower back, including:
- Jobs that involve lifting, pulling, or twisting the spine
- Sitting or standing for long periods of time
- Carrying a heavy bag
- Injury, including a strain or sprain
- Damaged muscles or ligaments
- Improper form during workouts or playing sports
- Poor posture
- Age and wear-and-tear
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Autoimmune diseases
No matter what the cause, a chiropractor can help relieve your lower back pain through spinal decompression and hands-on chiropractic adjustments.
Herniated Disc: What You Need to Know
The whole body is interconnected, and a herniated disc can throw the entire body off balance, causing numbness, weakness, and pain. If you have a disc herniation in the lower back, you will likely feel it in your buttocks, thigh, calf, or foot, and the pain can worsen over time if left untreated.
When you come in for a chiropractic appointment, the chiropractor will take the whole body into consideration during your visit, and develop a treatment plan to alleviate your pain and provide lasting relief.
A herniated disc is typically brought on by gradual wear-and-tear, aging, and degeneration. Over time, your disks become less flexible and are more prone to tearing with even the slightest strain or twist. Lifting heavy objects improperly, or sustaining a traumatic physical injury can also cause a herniated disc.
Spinal decompression and chiropractic care can maneuver the discs back into their proper positions and take the pressure off to get you out of pain. Relieving the compressed, pinched, or misplaced areas of the spine that are causing you pain can promote movement of important fluids, oxygen, and nutrients into the discs in order to bring healing and relief.
To learn more about how spinal decompression and chiropractic care can help relieve your lower back pain or herniated disc, call our office today to make an appointment with our chiropractor.