Herniated Disc Treatment
Herniated or bulging discs can cause some of the worst pain and discomfort, but you don't have to live with the pain.
The experienced physicians at both AdKore Rehabilitation's Sanford clinic and Deltona clinic are highly knowledgable in the treatment of herniated / bulging discs. Our herniated disc treatment services are customized based on the needs of each individual patient. Contact us today to learn how the treatment options below can help you to find relief from your pain.
Non-surgical spinal decompression can help to relieve pressure from a herniated disc, which, in turn, relieves pressure from your nerves. Research has shown that non-surgical spinal decompression can create negative pressure within the disc causing a "vacuum effect." This vacuum effect can "suck" the disc material back inside, thus relieving the pressure from the nerve. Spinal decompression therapy has been found to be one of the most effective methods of relieving herniated disc-related pain. View the Spinal Decompression Video to see how it works.
Massage therapy provides pain relief and muscle relaxation to many bulging disc and herniated disc sufferers. There are over 100 different massage techniques, ranging from soft, light strokes to deep pressure massages. Pain relief via massage therapy is often short-term, but many herniated disc patients find it extremely helpful, especially in the first few weeks following the injury.
Physical therapy often plays a major role in bulging or herniated disc recovery. Its methods not only offer immediate pain relief, but they also teach you how to condition your body to prevent injury. There are a variety of physical therapy techniques. Passive treatments relax your body and include deep tissue massage, hot and cold therapy, electrical stimulation (TENS), and hydrotherapy. Your physical therapy program will usually begin with passive treatments. But once your body heals, you will start active treatments that strengthen your body and prevent further pain. Your physical therapist will work with you to develop a plan that best suits you.
Chiropractors can be a valuable asset to patients suffering from a herniated or bulging disc. The doctors of chiropractic in both our Sanford and Deltona clinics are trained to diagnose and treat misalignment and dysfunction in the spine. There are also many chiropractic techniques and treatment protocols that can help relieve pain and muscle hypertonicity associated with intervertebral disc disorders. Chiropractic treatment is one of the most popular alternative treatment methods for back pain, including pain caused by a herniated disk.
Acupuncture does not attempt to treat your bulging or herniated disc itself, but instead focuses on pain relief. Acupuncture involves several thin needles inserted into the skin at various pressure points. Many back pain patients have experienced a great deal of relief from acupuncture treatments, but several treatments are often necessary to maintain the desired results.
Adkore acupuncture practitioners in our Sanford and Deltona offices perform subcutaneous injections of FDA-approved homeopathic remedies for stubborn conditions, especially pain, not responding well to acupuncture, herbal medicine and exercise.