Can Chiropractic Help With Herniated Disc Pain?

Back and neck pain are the chief complaints among those who visit a chiropractor. While most back and neck pain is minor and can be alleviated with regular chiropractic adjustments, some back and neck pain can be attributed to a herniated disc, which is a more extreme problem. Herniated discs occur when the rubber pad that supports the spinal disc slips out of place.  Often times, the disc presses up against a nerve, which can lead to minor or excruciating pain.  A disc can herniate by stretching or moving the wrong way, lifting heavy objects improperly, getting into a car accident, or simply from getting older.  No matter how it happens, it is painful and isn’t something anyone should have to suffer from long-term.  A Charlotte chiropractor can relieve the pain from a herniated disc and allow you to live a healthier life.

Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs

If you have suffered from a herniated disc, then you know that any little movement or motion can cause pain and further aggravate the problem.  A common misconception is that chiropractic adjustments will not help with herniated discs, but rather make them worse.  This, however, is not the case.  Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor will carefully assess the situation and your spinal health and gently adjust the problem area.  Scientific, specific, and neurologically-based chiropractic care allows a chiropractor to safely and efficiently assess and adjust the spine so that you can be free of the pain that comes from a herniated disc.  With gentle precision, Dr. Grant of Greater Life Chiropractic can gently adjust the spine so that it is no longer pressing on a nerve, oftentimes offering immediate relief from excruciating herniated disc pain.  Misalignments of the spine are known to cause inflammation and nerve interference, but an adjustment from Dr. Grant Lisetor will remove these misalignments, which in turn will restore proper nerve communication to all systems and will reduce inflammation surrounding the herniated disc.  Seeking chiropractic care is a long-term solution for your pain and overall health that can improve your quality of life without the risks associated with other methods of treating herniated discs.

The Risks of Other Methods for Managing Pain

Chiropractic is not the only method for managing the pain of a herniated disc, but it is the safest and the most effective.  When the painful symptoms begin, such as arm pain, stiffness, back and neck pain, or spinal tenderness, many turn to medications.  However, medications come with harmful side effects.  In addition, medications only treat the symptoms and not the root cause, only masking the pain until the medication wears off.  Chiropractic treats the misalignment, the actual herniated disc, and the associated nerve interference, thus treating the root of the problem in a natural, risk-free way.  In some instances, some medical doctors will recommend surgery for herniated disc pain.  Before resorting to an invasive procedure that may or may not work, seek help from a Charlotte chiropractor as it has worked for countless others.

Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs Has Helped Others

If you feel the pain of a herniated disc is too much to bear, you are not alone.  Thankfully, many others have sought chiropractic care and found relief for their pain.  In a study of those with herniated discs, many had been referred to a surgeon for surgery or a spinal block because their pain was so bad, but their symptoms subsided after receiving consistent chiropractic adjustments.  Individuals were treated for five weeks and reported being able to sleep soundly once again without pain and they no longer needed surgery.  In a trial for herniated discs, three out of four people reported significant improvements after receiving gentle adjustments that were specifically focused on managing herniated disc pain.

Chiropractic has helped others and it can help you.  If you suffer from excruciating herniated disc pain and find it difficult to live a normal life, contact Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic to find out more about how chiropractic can improve your quality of life so that you can live life to the fullest once again.

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