Treating Disc Herniation With Chiropractic Therapy

Also referred to as a bulging disc, herniated discs are commonly experienced by adults over 30-years-old. Chiropractic therapy has proven to treat the painful symptoms associated with disc herniation effectively.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc in the spine is a condition during which a nucleus pulposus is displaced from intervertebral space. It is a common cause of back pain. The patients who experience pain related to a herniated disc often remember an inciting event that caused their pain. Unlike mechanical back pain, herniated disc pain is often burning or stinging, and may radiate into the lower extremity. Furthermore, in more severe cases, there can be associated with weakness or sensation changes. In the spine, a disc or a nucleus pulposus is localized between vertebral bodies. It supports the spine by acting as a shock-absorbing cushion. In some instances, a herniated disc injury can compress the nerve or the spinal cord that causes pain consistent with nerve compression or spinal cord dysfunction, also known as myelopathy.

Dydyk AM, Ngnitewe Massa R, Mesfin FB. Disc Herniation. [Updated 2021 Jul 12]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from:

doctor examining patient with low back pain

How Can Chiropractic Therapy Help?

There are various chiropractic treatment methods that help treat disc herniation; however, our flexion-distraction table tends to be the most effective. Contact us today to schedule an appointment so we can help alleviate your back pain safely and naturally.

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