Herniated Disc – You suffer from severe back or neck pain. Maybe it travels down an arm or leg. Or it could even travel around a rib. If you move your neck or back a certain way, you feel a lightning like feeling down an arm or leg. Or maybe part of your arm or leg goes numb, or is numb all the time. Sadly, it’s getting worse. You hope it doesn’t affect your work. You’ve already given up your active lifestyle. How much longer can you even play with your kids?
A herniated disc in the neck or low back is a serious condition. In fact in some cases it may even require an injection or even surgery. However, there are some disc conditions we can handle with chiropractic care. Or sometimes a combination of chiropractic, physical therapy and maybe even an injection are effective. A bulged disc can seriously affect your ability to work, play and even sleep. In fact it can even get worse as time goes on.
Sometimes the most innocent minor pain in the neck or back can gradually turn into a serious problem, like a herniated disc. While it’s important to nip these minor problems in the bud, before they get to serious, we can also help with a herniated disc. Our treatment involves a unique combination of cervical or lumbar traction, specific chiropractic corrections, home therapy, trigger point, and enzyme nutrition. The advantage of this combined approach is that each treatment type has a unique aim. In fact, we will even co-manage your care with physical therapy, or an injection or pain specialist if necessary. Of course if your problem is serious enough, surgery may be your only option.
The Advantages of a Combined Approach
Why is a combined approach more effective? In order to outline that it’s best to explain the purpose of each treatment. In order to heal a disc, several things must occur. First the spine requires proper alignment. This allows the joint to move freely and takes pressure off of vital nerves. Second, muscles around the spine require strength and stability. In fact, that’s the purpose of the home work we assign you. Next, the ligaments and discs need to have the right elasticity, which is the purpose of our traction devices. As a matter of fact, the equipment in our office is designed specifically for herniated disc problems. Lastly, all of the tissues involved require the proper nutrition to heal properly and stay healthy, which is the purpose of enzyme nutrition.
While enzyme nutrition does not diagnose or treat disease, it helps your body digest absorb and use vital nutrients essential to tissue repair. And of course this includes supporting the healing process of bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves and discs. These tissues include bones, nerves, muscles (tendons) and ligaments. Not only that, the testing is scientific and based on sound medical principles.
We will perform a highly detailed examination. Additionally we will order or review any appropriate imaging. After a thorough analysis, we sit down with you and discuss treatment options. And if it looks like surgery is your best option; we’ll make the appropriate referral. Either way we will make sure the right team is in place to help you as much as possible, even if that means referring out or co-managing your care.
Call us for a Consult
Do you suffer from neck or low back pain? Do you have serious symptoms running down one or both arms or legs? Are you missing out on work family or fun? This can be a sign of a serious condition. Please don’t wait. Give us a call and set up a consultation. I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. Then we can schedule a thorough examination. At that time I’ll order or examine any images and perform a thorough examination so we can discover the cause of your suffering. After that we can either put the best plan in place, or provide you with the right referral.
A promise to our patients
If you decide to call us and set up a consultation, we will provide direct, personal attention in a peaceful and unrushed atmosphere. We are dedicated to helping you reclaim your healthy lifestyle without harmful drugs or surgery.