If you have low back pain, sciatica, or pain in your upper back, you might already be aware that you have a herniated disc. Your orthopedic surgeon may offer you surgery or you may go online to explore other options on your own. You may even be wondering if a chiropractor can help. They can. Here are a few ways chiropractors facilitate pain relief for this condition.
Chiropractors may use cold laser therapy to relieve the pain and pressure on tissues, muscles and nerves associated with the disc. A body in pain produces more inflammation, which can slow healing and diminish health. Cold laser therapy reduces inflammation, so it is the perfect solution for many people suffering with herniated discs.
Chiropractors may use the Cox Technique to move the spine gently and rhythmically, reducing the tension that causes low back pain and puts pressure on the disc and nerve. Because surgery is not advisable for all conditions, it is best to see your chiropractor for an individual assessment.
They can also use Active Release Technique that allows the chiropractor to tailor your treatment specifically to your herniated disc issue and your unique physicality. ART allows the chiropractor to move your body in ways that work best to treat your lower back pain and protect your healthy discs from becoming herniated.
Regular visits to your chiropractor are perhaps the most important intervention of all. When you see your chiropractor regularly, they can manage your symptoms and work to relieve nerve pain and pressure to slow the progression of this painful condition. Contact Dean Chiropractic for an appointment or to learn more.