Herniated Discs & Chiropractic
Each vertebral bone of the spine is supported by a disc that acts as a shock absorber for the entire body. A herniated disc, also known as a “slipped” disc, happens when a disc interferes with nerve tissue. The pressure a disc can put into the cord or on a spinal nerve can create severe symptoms such as pain, weakness, numbness, and loss of bladder and/or bowel control.
The medical model typically approaches treatment of a herniated disc with prescriptions of NSAIDs, injections into the spine to decrease inflammation and swelling, as well as the use of antidepressant medication. Even though these treatments are common and may temporarily alleviate symptoms, they do not address the root cause of disc herniation.
The chiropractors at Queen Anne Chiropractic Center will analyze your spine to find out what is actually causing the problem and utilize chiropractic adjustments to help correct the spine so it can heal correctly and efficiently. Since chiropractic adjustments will allow your body to move better, your nervous system to function more efficiently, so it can help facilitate a quicker, permanent recovery.
A herniated disc does not have to result in drugs or surgery. If conservative chiropractic care is applied, along with appropriate nutritional and exercise guidance, a person can live be even healthier than they were prior to the injury. If you have any questions for one of our chiropractors please call to make an appointment for a consultation.