Herniated Disc Treatment

If you’re living with the pain and other unbearable symptoms of a disc herniation, Dr. Edward Carrie and the team at Family Chiropractic of Burr Ridge in Burr Ridge, IL, are committed to helping you find relief.

Herniated Discs and Chiropractic Care

Did you know that you could be walking around with a herniated disc at this moment and not realize it? Herniated discs are a common issue that typically develops over time. And though they can cause a great deal of pain, sometimes, they create no noticeable symptoms. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have an impact. Below, Dr. Carrie and the team at Family Chiropractic of Burr Ridge in Burr Ridge, IL, explain how a disc herniation develops, and how chiropractic care can help you find relief.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

Among the many components of the spinal column are spinal discs that act as cushions for your bones. They have a soft interior and a tougher outer casing. They are often compared to jelly doughnuts.

Imagine that you pick up a jelly doughnut from the bakery, sit it in the passenger seat of your vehicle, and accidentally place something on top of it. When you take it out of the package, you’ll find that the jelly has been pushed out.

Herniated discs are much like this. Too much pressure is placed on the disc, which causes it to develop a tear. This allows the pliable interior to escape. Typically, this happens over time due to poor posture and other daily habits. However, it sometimes occurs due to sudden accidents.

Treatment for Herniated Discs

Unlike a jelly doughnut, a herniated disc can heal and return to a healthy state. Two important steps in this process are addressing the issue that is putting pressure on your disc and pulling the disc and its filling back into their proper place.

Adjustments are typically the first step, as restoring alignment to the spine removes pressure from the disc. Decompression therapy is a method used to stretch and create space in the spine. It also creates a vacuum effect that pulls not only the disc in but also pulls healing nutrients to the spine. In addition to these techniques, therapeutic exercises, lifestyle guidance, and soft tissue techniques are used to enhance healing.

Don’t let a disc herniation cause you another day of pain and suffering. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Carrie and the team at Family Chiropractic of Burr Ridge in Burr Ridge, IL, by calling (630) 920-9700.

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