Does your spine feel painful while moving? Or do you feel pain whenever you cough, sneeze, or sit? If you’ve experienced any of these scenarios, you might have a herniated disc.
With a slipped disc, your health and lifestyle can go through drastic changes. For example, extreme pain from a herniated disc may prevent you from working and moving around. The pain also makes prolonged standing and sitting in the same position uncomfortable. Moreover, simple tasks such as getting dressed or taking a shower can feel challenging due to extreme numbness or tingling.
Fortunately, you have several options for herniated disc treatment, including chiropractic care and physical therapy. Taking advantage of any of these treatments can help you relieve your pain and manage your condition. Plus, you can heal naturally and experience fewer side effects.
At LifeClinic, we aim to restore, maintain, and optimize human function. Our chiropractors and physical therapists will help you identify the root cause of your pain and improve your overall health. Through our chiropractic and physical therapy services, you can feel much better and keep doing the things you love.
Planning your treatment starts with a patient interview and a physical exam. Then, we’ll look at your results and summarize our findings. We’ll discuss these findings and start your treatment on your next visit. We’ll also help you address existing and potential symptoms as you undergo treatment.
Go beyond your physical limits and keep your body working at its best. Achieve your fitness and mobility goals with LifeClinic as your partner.
Treat a Herniated Disc with Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy
LifeClinic offers chiropractic and physical therapy services to help treat herniated discs. Here’s what you can expect from our services.
Consulting a Chiropractor for Slipped Disc Treatment
Chiropractic care is a natural, non-invasive solution for a slipped disc. It helps realign your herniated disc and restore nerve function.
Before starting your treatment, you’ll need to consult a chiropractor. You can expect the following on your first visit:
- An interview with your chiropractor. Your chiropractor will ask about your medical history, lifestyle, and reasons for seeking treatment
- A physical exam. Your chiropractor might perform standard medical tests (blood pressure, respiration, and reflexes), as well as orthopedic and neurological exams.
- Diagnostic tests. Along with physical exams, your chiropractor might conduct diagnostic tests on your first visit. He or she can give you a more accurate diagnosis because these tests identify issues and irregularities.
Chiropractic Care for Spinal Disc Herniation
Our chiropractors use any of the following treatments to manage your condition and symptoms:
- Spinal adjustment – During a spinal adjustment procedure, your chiropractor will apply controlled pressure on your joints to realign your spine.
- Flexion-distraction technique – This technique involves gently stretching the spine. It is performed on a special table which helps place the center of the intervertebral disc back to its position.
- Pelvic blocking – Your chiropractor can also perform pelvic blocking for your herniated disc, which involves using cushioned wedges or performing light exercises.
Physical Therapy Services for Herniated Discs
Physical therapy will help reduce your pain right away and improve your body’s overall health. Here’s what happens during an initial consultation with our physical therapists:
- An interview. Our therapist will ask you about your medical history so they can assess your condition. You can also expect in-depth questions about your injury.
- A physical exam. Medical tests will help your therapist see if your body is experiencing issues.
- Diagnostic tests. You might also undergo diagnostic tests for a more accurate diagnosis of your condition.
Managing a Slipped Disc with Physical Therapy
Physical therapists can use any of the following techniques to treat a herniated disc:
- Deep tissue massage – This method relieves deep muscle tension and spasms through the application of pressure to the affected area.
- Hydrotherapy – Hydrotherapy offers gentle pain relief and relaxes tense muscles.
- Active treatments – Active treatments such as exercise programs can help strengthen your body and prevent you from experiencing pain.