At Lynch Chiropractic Center in Lexington, KY, our team helps provide you relief if you have a herniated disc. A herniated disc is also known as a slipped disc or a bulging disc, which can cause pain and discomfort. When you visit us, we can determine the root cause and develop a treatment plan to ease the pain. To learn how chiropractic care can be beneficial for your recovery process, we invite you to keep reading!
Understanding Herniated Discs
You may develop a herniated disc if you have a spinal disc with a tear on the outer layer. As a result, the inner layer of the disc may begin to leak. While you may not experience any symptoms, when the contents irritate the nearby soft tissue and nerves, it can cause symptoms like tingling and numbness. A slipped disc can also cause burning and numbness that can radiate to other regions, such as the arms and legs.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help with a Herniated Disc
Chiropractic care can help you manage any symptoms associated with a herniated disc and help you heal naturally. One treatment option we may recommend is a chiropractic adjustment. During this particular treatment, our chiropractor will ask you to lie on your stomach. Then, we will gently move the vertebrae in your back to help with alignment, which eases pressure on the surrounding nerves and tissue. In addition, the treatment helps blood and nutrients flow to the affected region to help the herniated disc heal.
Another chiropractic treatment that we may recommend for a bulging disc is exercise therapy. In addition to improving blood flow for healing, the exercises stretch the sort tissue to increase function and flexion. Our chiropractor may also provide you with lifestyle advice. We can provide guidance on how to improve your posture and taking breaks from sitting to prevent back pain. Our chiropractors will also discuss which activities to participate in and which ones to avoid if you have a herniated disc and how to prevent a herniated disc in the future.
Contact us for Treatment Today
If you have a herniated disc, our team at Lynch Chiropractic Center in Lexington, KY, can help. We can evaluate your condition and determine which treatments would be most helpful in reducing your discomfort. To learn more about the treatments we provide or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (859) 266-1999 today.