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How Chiropractic Care Treats Herniated Discs

Dec 5, 2016

A herniated disc can be painful and lead to other issues, such as sciatica.

Seeking treatment for a herniated disc as soon as possible can help to minimize the pain suffered and prevent the condition from getting worse. Many patients that experience herniated discs wish to explore non-invasive treatment options.

In most cases, the Chiropractors at AICA Conyers can provide effective treatment solutions that are not invasive and do not contain any harmful side effects.

What Is a Herniated disc?

To better understand how treatment for herniated discs works, it is important to learn what a herniated disc is. The discs between the vertebrae are made up of a harder outer layer called the annulus fibrosus and a gelatinous core called the nucleus pulposus.

A herniation occurs when the annulus fibrosus is fractured and the nucleus pulposus begins to leak out. The disc is no longer able to properly support the vertebrae, which causes pain and can lead to misalignments.

Diagnosing a Herniated Disc

Not all back pain is caused by a herniated disc, so a chiropractor will start by examining the whole spine. A chiropractor will test sensory functions, look for signs of muscle weakening or deterioration, and test the reflexes along the spine.

Depending upon the symptoms, a chiropractor may also order scans such as MRIs or X-rays. If a herniated disc is identified, the severity and placement of the herniation will be considered to determine the best treatment options.

Chiropractic Treatment Options for Herniated Discs

Spinal adjustment is the type of treatment that is most commonly associated with chiropractic therapy. Spinal manipulation can sometimes be helpful for treating herniated discs, as it can help to relieve pain symptoms and can temporarily alleviate some of the vertebral pressure.

If pain sensations associated with the herniated disc are severe, a chiropractor may recommend that spinal manipulation be performed while you are under anesthesia.

Schedule A Consultation To Learn More About What Treatment Options Are Right For You

If you suffer from a herniated disc, schedule an appointment to meet with one of our experienced Chiropractors within the week. We are available 24/7 and welcome walk-in visits if your pain is too severe.

All of our treatment solutions are non-invasive, do not contain any harmful side effects, offer immediate pain relief and address the root cause of your condition.

AICA has served the greater Conyers community for over 20 years and are here to help you live a happy and pain- life. Contact our office by filling out our online submission form or call us at 404-602-0386.