Herniated Disc

Your Chiropractor Can Help With Your Herniated Disc

Have you experienced a bulging disc at some point or another in your life? This condition can cause a substantial amount of pain for individuals who suffer from it. You may experience a lack of mobility and productivity throughout your day. Though pain medication is an option, herniated disc symptoms may flare up again if you do not resolve the problem at its source. Fortunately, Chiropractic Of Bellevue in Bellevue, WA has resources that will educate you more about bulging disc problems and how we can help you utilizing chiropractic care.

man suffering from a herniated disc

What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc occurs whenever one of the cushions (also known as discs) in your vertebrae slip out of alignment. This ruptured disc can tear through the exterior of your vertebrae and cause immense pain. It can also cause numbness or weakness in your extremities as well. 

Herniated Disc Symptoms

Here are some common symptoms that are oftentimes associated with a herniated disc.

  • Generalized pain: People who experience herniated discs in their lower back report feeling pain in their buttocks. Herniated discs in their neck can cause shoulder and arm pain that can shoot to different extremities.
  • Numbness and tingling: These symptoms are oftentimes associated with herniated discs. You may experience numbness and tingling in various body parts occasionally. This numbness and tingling have a tendency to shoot to other places as well during flare-ups. 
  • Weakness: Your muscles have a tendency to weaken whenever you have a herniated disc. This can cause you to stumble when you walk or to drop items that you are carrying. Be careful that you do not overextend yourself whenever you are suffering from a herniated disc to avoid injury.

How a Chiropractor Can Help

Your chiropractor will first assess your spine to ensure that you do have a herniated disc. Then, special treatment will be recommended if you do have this condition. Here are some techniques that can be applied to your vertebrae for maximum relief.

Flexion-Distraction Technique for Herniated Discs

This technique utilizes a specialized table that "distracts" or lengthens the spine. This will allow your chiropractor to isolate the specific area of the spine while "flexing" it utilizing a pumping rhythm. There is no pain associated with this treatment and can help improve disc height in your vertebrae.

Manipulation Under Anesthesia

Manipulation Under Anesthesia, or MUA for short, is a specialized treatment that can help with herniated discs. A special kind of anesthesia is utilized; called the twilight sleep, which only puts patients under for about 6 minutes. During this time, the chiropractor will work on the part of the body that needs treatment while your body is completely relaxed. 

We Can Help You. Schedule an Appointment Today!

Have you been suffering from a herniated disc and need help? Chiropractic of Bellevue in Bellevue, WA can help alleviate your symptoms using advanced chiropractic techniques. Give us a call today at (425) 802-5432 to schedule your professional appointment.