Herniated Disc Treatment

Is the pain of a herniated disc taking over your life? Dr. Don Haygood at Essential Wellness of Burleson in Burleson, TX, offers natural and effective treatment techniques to bring you lasting relief.

Herniated Discs and Chiropractic Care

Herniated discs don’t always cause pain. In fact, many people don’t even realize there is an issue because they feel no symptoms. However, when they do cause symptoms, they can be difficult to live with. Additionally, even those that don’t yet cause symptoms can worsen if not treated as soon as possible. Learn below what a herniated disc is, how it develops, and how chiropractic care can help in the guide from Dr. Haygood at Essential Wellness of Burleson in Burleson, TX.

What Are Herniated Discs, and How Do They Develop?

In between your spinal bones sit structures with outsides made of cartilage. The exterior is tough, but the interior is much softer. These structures – called spinal discs – provide cushioning and shock absorption.

Due to accidents, bad habits like poor posture, and other issues, the discs often have to withstand more pressure than they should. The tough exterior casing cracks or tears, and the softer interior spills out. Though it doesn’t always happen, that interior often spills onto surrounding nerves and muscles, leading to pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

When treating a herniated disc, the key is to remove the pressure from the disc. This is typically done through spinal adjustments and manipulation, which restore proper alignment and create the necessary space for the spinal components including the discs.

Therapeutic ultrasound is also effective for treating issues related to herniated discs. It’s a technique that uses sound waves to penetrate deep layers of tissue. When applied to inflamed tissue, it stimulates tissue regeneration and improves blood flow to speed up healing.

Therapeutic exercises play a key role. These are targeted stretching and strengthening movements that help relieve stress on the spinal components and build up the support muscles to improve spinal health.

Lifestyle adjustments also relieve pressure on discs. These include recommendations for changing bad habits and developing healthier ones that both relieve your current symptoms and prevent a future disc injury.

These are just a few examples of potential treatment techniques. However, the combination of techniques provided depends on the specific needs of each individual patient.

If you’re living with the pain and suffering of a herniated disc, it’s time to take a stand. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Haygood at Essential Wellness of Burleson in Burleson, TX, by calling (817) 371-2551 today.

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