Herniated discs can cause intense pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people are able to manage their herniated disc symptoms with rest and medications while others find that they need additional treatments such as chiropractic care. This blog explores the importance of seeing a chiropractor if you have a herniated disc.
What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc occurs when the soft cartilage located between two vertebrae in the spine pushes outwards, putting pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. This can cause extreme back pain and lead to other issues such as numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the affected area.
The Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor for Herniated Discs
Chiropractors specialize in manual manipulation of the spine to reduce pain and improve mobility. They can help alleviate symptoms associated with herniated discs by using targeted adjustments that help realign your spine and reduce inflammation around the affected area. In addition to manual manipulation, chiropractic doctors may also use electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and massage to reduce inflammation and speed up healing time.
Chiropractic Adjustments are Safe
It’s important to note that chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective for treating herniated discs. Studies have shown that manual manipulation is more effective than simply taking pain medications for reducing back pain associated with herniated discs. Additionally, most people experience relief after just one or two visits to a chiropractor.
Herniated discs can be incredibly painful and debilitating conditions; however, there is hope! If you are suffering from a herniated disc, consider visiting a chiropractor who specializes in treating this condition. A skilled professional will be able to provide you with safe and effective treatments that will help you find relief from your symptoms quickly so you can get back to enjoying life again.
If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC or one of the other Waterloo chiropractors at CARESPACE Health+Wellness. We are happy to listen and are here to help!