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Disc herniations

Disc herniations are common with trauma

Many people turn to chiropractic care as a safe and effective treatment for disc herniations and disc bulges. We refer to these injuries as a “slipped disc”, but discs don’t actually slip out of place. Discs can, however, bulge or herniate, causing pain at the site of injury. Therefore causing numbness, pain, tingling, and weakness to radiate down the arms or legs.

The pain and other symptoms from the disc injury putting pressure on the spinal nerves, may cause a “pinched nerve“. This then leads to inflammation, pain, and impaired function. Pressure on these “pinched nerve” can cause your symptoms to travel away from the spine. The nerves of the neck travel down the shoulder and extend into the arm, hand, and fingers. This why so many neck problems cause symptoms into the arm and hand. The nerves of the low back join to form the sciatic nerve, which travels down the leg into the foot. This is why a “pinched nerve” of the low back with symptoms radiating down the leg is often called “sciatica”.

Disc herniations treatment

What is the cause of disc herniations?

Disc herniations are common from acute trauma, or can occur slowly over time. Things such as poor posture, improper lifting, or even loss of normal spinal function (joint restrictions, misalignment’s, subluxations). Whatever the cause, disc injuries respond very well to chiropractic care. Before treatment begins, a thorough examination is performed including orthopedic and neurologic testing. Diagnostic testing such as X-rays or MRI studies, if necessary, will help to determine your exact diagnosis and individualized treatment plan. Spinal manipulations (adjustment) of the spine and extremity joints are very effective in restoring normal position and function to the joints, as well as to the surrounding muscles and nerves. This usually leads to a decrease in pain and faster recovery.

Part of your treatment may also include some of the following: therapeutic exercises, mechanical traction, electric stimulation, ultrasound, and ice or heat therapy. Massage therapy & myofascial release techniques are also useful in conjunction with these other therapies in order to get the best results. Our Chiropractor may arrange for an on-site evaluation of your workout routine and/or workplace to correct improper ergonomic conditions. If you have symptoms of disc herniations or a “nerve impingement”, schedule with us for an evaluation. In the event that your condition requires specialized medical attention, an appointment to the appropriate specialist will be made promptly.

Dr. Michael White, Chiropractic Physician performing an adjustment for a disc herniation.

Treatment for disc herniations in Miami Lakes

Our clinic provides treatment to disc herniations for the cities of Doral, Hialeah, Miramar, Hialeah GardensMiami Gardens, and Miami Lakes. If you would like to schedule an appointment you may contact us at 305-570-1965 or use our online booking request form. If your injuries were from a car accident you may be eligible for transportation to our clinic for your care. Our goal at Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes is to provide our patients with exceptional care and premier medical services.