As your trusted herniated disc chiropractors in South Florida, the team here at Back To Mind Chiropractic is proud to provide patients of all ages with the highest quality care. Whether you’re recently started experiencing low back pain after a work-related injury or your herniated disc condition has led to chronic pain, our friendly and experienced chiropractors are here to help you heal naturally and without the use of prescription medications. We provide four locations to be easy for you to get to no matter what. We are located in Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Tamarac, and Hollywood Fl.
Herniated Disc FAQ
What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated or bulging disc occurs when a shock absorbing spinal disc becomes damaged, creating a crack or tear in the outer shell and allowing the soft, inner fluid to interact with nearby nerves. This can cause intense pain, inflammation, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness.
What Causes a Herniated Disc?
Most of the time, herniated discs occur as part of the normal aging process and other degenerative changes. Over time, the pressure put on the spinal discs can cause them to become less flexible and result in a natural loss of water, making them vulnerable to herniating.
What Are the Common Symptoms of a Herniated Disc?
While it is true that some people with a herniated disc may not feel any pain at all, the cracks caused in the outer layer of the spinal disc often result in chronic pain and inflammation. Other common symptoms may include numbness or tingling, stiffness and weakness that radiates out into the arm or leg area.
How Do Chiropractors Treat Herniated Disc Pain?
Experienced chiropractors can treat herniated discs without the use of prescription pain medication or more invasive methods like surgery. By targeting the root cause of your pain, our chiropractor can create an individualized treatment plan that includes both manual and instrument-based spinal adjustments to quickly relieve pain. These spinal adjustments may also be used with other complementary treatment methods like massage therapy and therapeutic exercises.
Are There Other Conservative Treatment Options Available?
Yes! In fact, we often recommend using multiple conservative and holistic treatment methods to help stimulate natural healing, reduce inflammation and restore a more normal range of motion. In addition to regular chiropractic adjustments, you may find that a combination of acupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy and/or corrective exercises are helpful in reducing your pain and increasing your overall strength.
Do I Have to Have Surgery?
Surgery for a herniated disc is not typically recommended unless all other forms of treatment have failed. Because surgery is such a complicated and invasive treatment option, it can result in many months of physical therapy before you are back to feeling yourself. Most herniated disc doctors will ask that their patients complete several weeks or months of chiropractic care treatment before considering surgery as an option.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is a popular treatment method used by chiropractors to help alleviate the pain caused by a herniated disc. With this treatment method, our doctor is able to gradually and safely stretch the spine to help retract a herniated disc and take pressure away from the surrounding nerves. This treatment method is usually painless and is safe for patients of all ages.
How Long Will My Treatment Plan Take?
Just like each one of our patients is unique, so are their individualized treatment plans. Keep in mind that what might have worked for a friend or loved one, may not be the best course of action for you. However, throughout the treatment progress, our chiropractic care team will constantly check your progress and make any necessary adjustments to as needed.
Contact Our South Florida Chiropractor at Back To Mind Chiropractic Online Today
Are you interested in learning more about chiropractic care treatment for a herniated disc? If you or a loved one is suffering from pain and discomfort due to a herniated disc, chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve your pain naturally. Call (954) 986-4559 or contact our South Florida chiropractor today to schedule a free initial consultation and begin your journey towards living pain-free! Back To Mind is Located in Hollywood Fl, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, and Tamarac.