Herniated Disc Treatment

Is a disc herniation causing pain and suffering in your life? Dr. Bryan Staker and the team at Fifth Avenue Chiropractic in Chambersburg, PA, provide effective, natural solutions for relief.

Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs 

Among the many issues that can cause chronic back pain – along with other painful and uncomfortable feelings – is a herniated disc. This injury occurs when a spinal disc develops a tear, providing a space for the inner, jelly-like filling to spill out. Learn below how such a tear develops, what happens when the filling spills out, and how such an injury can be treated.

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

A spinal disc is a pliable spinal component that provides cushioning for the bones. The outer casing is tough, but it is often damaged due to poor posture, improper lifting techniques, spinal misalignment, and other issues that put more pressure on the disc than it can sustain. Auto and other accidents can also lead to a tear.

What Are the Symptoms of a Herniated Disc?

Not everyone who has a herniated disc is aware, as they do not always produce symptoms. Often, symptoms only occur when the filling spills out onto surrounding components, such as the nerves. When this occurs, you’ll experience things like numbness and tingling in the extremities, burning sensations, sharp shooting pains, and muscle weakness.

How Can a Disc Herniation Be Treated?

When you visit Dr. Staker at Fifth Avenue Chiropractic in Chambersburg, PA, you’ll receive a full assessment of your condition to ensure that it is a herniated disc. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, a personalized treatment plan will be developed. Though the specific treatment techniques used will depend on your needs, the following are often combined for optimal results.

  • Spinal adjustments and manipulation: Alignment issues are often at play with a herniated disc, whether it is the cause or a byproduct. As such, restoring proper alignment of the spinal column is crucial.
  • Spinal decompression: Gently stretching the spine through decompression therapy relieves pressure from the disc, pulls the disc and its filling back into place, relieves compression from the nerve, and pulls healing nutrients to the spine.
  • SoftWave Therapy: SoftWave Therapy is a technique that helps reduce inflammation and promote tissue regeneration and repair.
  • Therapeutic exercise: Stretching and strengthening the core muscles helps relieve pressure on the discs, support proper alignment, improve blood flow, and more.

Don’t let a disc herniation keep interfering with your life. Visit Dr. Staker at Fifth Avenue Chiropractic in Chambersburg, PA, by calling (717) 263-6101 to schedule an appointment.

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