Treating Herniated Discs With Chiropractic Therapy

With over 200,000 people in the U.S. experiencing a herniated disc annually, proper chiropractic care and treatment are essential. In addition, staying on top of the health of our spines ensures a healthier and overall happier lifestyle.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

Our spines are composed of small bones called vertebrae. In between each of these vertebrae, there are gel-filled discs that support and cushion the spine. The discs consist of a soft substance called the nucleus with a thicker outer layer called the annulus.

When the nucleus ruptures through the annulus, it is known as a herniated disc. This injury can occur as a result of:

  • Sudden movement
  • Stress
  • Poor posture
  • Aging

Symptoms may include:

  • Neck/Back pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Tingling in legs
  • Immobility

Thankfully, our office can treat herniated discs with chiropractic therapy.

senior male suffering from back pain

Benefits of Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic therapy is a safe and effective method for treating herniated discs.

Some benefits of chiropractic therapy include:

  • Reducing pain quickly
  • No invasive surgery or drugs involved
  • Improves posture
  • Increased flexibility

At Merkling Family Chiropractic, our office has a state-of-the-art computerized and automated flexion-distraction table which aids in the treatment of disc herniations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and utilize our chiropractic therapy to treat your herniated disc.

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