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Disc Herniation

woman on couch with back painDisc herniations are one of the most common causes of low back pain, can be extremely painful, and may lead to significant unwanted symptoms. Chiropractic care helps reduce pain and restores mobility.

What Is a Disc Herniation?

The intervertebral discs of the spine provide cushioning for the vertebrae. The structure of these discs consists of cartilaginous layers of rings surrounding a nucleus made of a jelly-like substance.

When the disc is injured, the jelly-like nucleus pushes outward through the rings, which can impact the nerve root that exits the spine at that level.

This type of injury often leads to pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and weakness in the legs or lower extremities. This condition can be detrimental to the person’s health and, if left untreated, could potentially lead to permanent damage to the structures controlled by those nerves.

How We Help You

Many patients with disc herniations come to us in severe pain desperately looking for relief. To help them as best we can, our team may recommend a combination of chiropractic adjustments, Class IV laser therapy, and spinal decompression therapy.

Our spinal decompression table is specially designed to relieve the pressure on the discs by a programmed stretch and release traction. This gentle motion increases the disc space, taking pressure off the disc, and allowing the nucleus to ease back into its central location, resulting in relieving pressure from the affected nerve root.

With our MLS Class IV Robotic Laser therapy, we can program the laser to treat the location of your injury. This highly effective therapy stimulates the cells in the injured area to kickstart the healing process locally. Laser therapy promotes safe and effective healing by increasing blood supply to damaged tissue, reducing pain and inflammation, and improving nerve function. A laser therapy treatment typically takes less than 15 minutes to treat the injured area.

Once the light energy has entered the cells, it’s on the job working anywhere from 24-48 hours after your session. Our team will schedule your sessions according to your care plan to allow your body to heal at its own pace.

Give It a Try

Instead of dealing with cortisone shots, why not try our gentle non-surgical spinal decompression therapy or our state of the art, non-invasive laser therapy? There are no needles, it’s painless, and best of all, it allows the body to heal the way it was designed to.

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