San Jose Chiropractor for Herniated Disc
Mission Chiropractic chiropractors specialize in treating a range of disc problems with drug-free and qualified therapeutic care from our team of licensed and experienced experts. Chiropractic treatments are tailored to address and heal the source of your problem and relieve chronic pain for herniated disc, intervertebral disc disease, chronic lower back pain, sciatica and a range of disc-related conditions and diseases.
Causes of Herniated or Bulging Discs
The discs in your spine are composed of several layers with a gel-like substance that is sandwiched between the bones of your spine. The vertebral disc functions to absorb shocks and is the key physical component to ensure mobility. When the gel-like inner portion of the disc protrudes through to the outer part of the vertebrae, nerves are compressed, and the disc “herniates” and/or bulges, radiating pain to the neck or lower back and often causing numbness and tingling in the arms and legs.
Consulting a Chiropractor for Herniated Disc
Herniated discs are the result of frequent and repetitive movement, stress, strain, injury or disease, and should be addressed promptly to relieve pain, restore normal functioning and prevent further injury. If left untreated, herniated discs can cause permanent nerve damage as a result of the extra strain placed on the spinal canal. Loss of sensation and decreased muscular strength in the legs are signs that a herniated disc problem has progressed. Early detection and a tailored chiropractic care treatment plan from our specialists in San Jose not only relieve symptoms and chronic pain, but help to avoid surgery and heal back conditions without the use of harmful medications and other invasive techniques.
Following a complete evaluation of your medical history and consultations with other health care providers when necessary, certified Mission Chiropractic chiropractors will design a personalized program that may include a range of therapeutic procedures and techniques that address your specific conditions and requirements.
Chiropractic treatment is available from our fully equipped San Jose facility and includes a complete evaluation of your spine and advanced treatments that include:
Spinal Manipulation – Spinal adjustments are applied by Mission Chiropractic chiropractors to bring the spine into proper alignment.
Flexion Distraction Techniques – Practitioners gently stretch the spine using a special table that allows the chiropractor to target and “pump” and flex the affected area. Painless and effective in most patients with herniated discs, the gentle pumping effect allows the disc to reposition itself; thereby relieving pain.
Spinal Mobilization – A method of chiropractic care used primarily to restore joint function, Mission Chiropractic chiropractors apply slow and low-pressure thrust to gently stretch the spine to ease nerve compression and relax tightened muscles.
Therapeutic Ultrasound – As part of a multi-faceted chiropractic care treatment plan, ultrasound therapy uses heat to reduce inflammation and increase circulation; often in conjunction with massage and spinal adjustments.
Pelvic Blocking – A form of chiropractic treatment that involves placing padded wedges beneath the pelvic area to reposition the damaged disc and relieve nerve compression.
Exercise Therapy – Mission Chiropractic chiropractors include therapeutic exercise plans based on your health, activity level and the severity of your pain. Consult with our San Jose chiropractic care specialists for a complete assessment.