Herniated discs are common injuries that often affect the lower back. However, many people do not know what they are or how to treat them. We will take a closer look at herniated discs and explore chiropractic care as a treatment option. If you suspect you have a herniated disc, visit our chiropractor, Dr. Goozdich at Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic for a thorough diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan. We serve the residents of the Foothills of Arizona and Ahwatukee.
What is Disc Herniation?
Disc herniation is a condition in which the shock-absorbing gel inside a person's spinal disc, pushes through an area where the exterior shell has cracked and is putting pressure on a nerve. The resulting pain can be severe and debilitating, often affecting the lower back causing leg pain and loss of muscle control.
Chiropractic Treatment for Disc Herniation
Fortunately, chiropractic care can help patients overcome lower back and leg pain and recover from a herniated disc. Our chiropractor will first take an extensive case history. Based on the information gathered, we will make a diagnosis and create a personalized treatment plan designed to reduce your back or leg pain. Among the most common chiropractic treatments for herniated discs are:
- Chiropractic manipulation – Our doctor will use his hands to apply force to the spine, focusing on the affected area. This method is often used in conjunction with other treatments for the best results.
- Spinal decompression – This specialized chiropractic treatment involves the use of a decompression table that uses gentle, controlled traction to stretch the spine. Gentle traction helps to reduce pressure on the disc and allows it to heal.
- Massage therapy – This relieves tension and increases blood flow to the disc, helping it to heal.
- Electric stimulation therapy – This treatment uses low-level electrical currents to stimulate the nerves, relax the muscles, and reduce tenderness.
Visit Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic for Disc Herniation Treatment
If you are suffering from the symptoms of a herniated disc, your first step should be to visit our chiropractor, Dr. Goozdich. We will provide you with an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan designed to resolve your back pain. We provide quality chiropractic care for residents in and around the Foothills of Arizona and Ahwatukee. Call our team today at (480) 912-4040 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.