Herniated Disc Treatments

If you’re living with the chronic pain of a herniated disc, Dr. David Dils at Dils Chiropractic in Carlisle, PA, offers personalized herniated disc treatments to bring you optimal relief.

Chiropractic Treatment for Herniated Discs

Spinal discs are essential components, as they provide cushion for your spinal bones and absorb the shock of your movements. Unfortunately, they sometimes develop tears in the outer casing that allow the inner filling to escape, which often leads to pressure on the nerves. This can cause a wide range of symptoms, including chronic pain, burning, numbness, tingling, and more.

Though it’s often thought that relief can only come from surgery, that is not the case. Below, Dr. Dils and the team at Dils Chiropractic in Carlisle, PA, answer some common questions about chiropractic herniated disc treatments and how they can provide natural relief.

Why Is Chiropractic Care Really Effective for Herniated Discs?

Any time something is causing pain, that “something” has to be fixed so that the pain can stop. When referring to herniated discs, the “something” is whatever has put pressure on the disc to cause it to rupture.

In most cases, a spinal misalignment is the cause. When the vertebrae aren’t sitting neatly on top of one another, the discs sustain unnecessary pressure. Other potential causes can include everything from poor posture and repetitive heavy lifting to being overweight – all of which put undue pressure on the discs.

The goal of chiropractic care is to remove the issue, as well as any contributing factors. For example, if a misalignment is the cause, the misalignment is addressed as well as any muscle tension, poor habits, or other factors that led to the misalignment. By addressing the various components of the injury, there is nothing left to cause you pain.

What Types of Treatment Techniques Are Used?

Chiropractic care is customized to the individual’s needs. Therefore, the combination of techniques used will vary. However, below are some common methods for treating herniated discs.

  • Adjustments and manipulation: The goal of these is to restore proper alignment, relieving pressure on the other spinal components.
  • Soft tissue therapy: Electrical stimulation, hot/cold therapy, cold laser therapy, and other techniques can relieve tension, help restore range of motion, improve blood flow to the treatment area, and stimulate tissue healing.
  • Therapeutic exercise: Targeted strengthening and stretching movements can be used to relieve pressure on the discs, relieve tension in the muscles, and strengthen core muscles to provide support.

Take advantage of personalized herniated disc treatments by visiting Dr. Dils at Dils Chiropractic in Carlisle, PA. Call (717) 241-6263 to schedule an appointment today.

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