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A herniated disc is a common spinal issue, but one that can cause serious pain and mobility issues if you suffer from it. That’s why it’s important to seek out proper diagnosis and treatment for a herniated disc, and work on an ongoing treatment plan to ensure you remain healthy over the long-term. Here is more information about herniated discs and how Active Body Chiro-Care can help you overcome this condition.
Herniated discs occur when the cushion between discs, which consists of rubbery material, becomes damaged or dysfunctional. Each disc protects the bones in your spine, known as vertebrae. Sometimes these discs suffer a rupture, also known as a slipped disc, which can result from injuries, spinal conditions, or even natural deterioration as you age.
The result of a herniated disc is often nerve irritation, pain, numbness, and weakness in your extremities, such as your arms and legs. It may also decrease your range of motion and overall quality of life.
Your first line treatment for a herniated disc should involve non-surgical procedures with a chiropractor. This will help you avoid using addictive pain-killers or undergoing invasive surgery that can cause more problems than it fixes.
You will first meet with your chiropractor, Dr. Hogan, at Active Body Chiro-Care where you provide your medical history. In some cases, you might have started suffering back pain after a car accident or lifting a heavy object. It’s important to share this information with our chiropractic team. At that point, you will have a thorough examination, which will help determine what is causing your pain, where the problem is stemming from, and potentially what condition is causing your herniated disc.
The team at Active Body Chiro-Care, led by Dr. Hogan, has a wide variety of treatments available to help you with your herniated disc. First, the diversified technique, which is a form of chiropractic adjustment can help realign your spine and stop spinal disc degeneration.
The activator technique also allows your Active Body Chiro-Care chiropractor to make small but precise adjustments to your spine to relieve pressure through the use of a small spring-loaded device. This can also help restore normal blood flow to your spinal discs, and increase the flow of nutrients and oxygen to areas that have been damaged.
In some cases, multiple techniques will be utilized on your spine to help restore your spine’s health. Although you may require multiple treatments to help repair your herniated disc, your chiropractor will also help build a customized physical therapy exercise plan that you can perform at home as well. This will help build strength in the surrounding muscles and ligaments that support your spine and neck, and accelerate the healing process.
Ultimately, it’s important you build a treatment plan with your Active Body Chiro-Care chiropractor when you first have any signs of a spinal issue. This will help ensure you prevent the problem from growing worse over time.
If you have any questions about herniated discs or chiropractic treatment at Active Body Chiro-Care, feel free to call us at 310-699-9299 or visit one of our five offices located in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Century City, South Bay, and Beverly Hills.