Pain Relief Treatment for a Bulging or Herniated Disc Injury
The gelatinous discs between the vertebrae in your spine act as shock absorbing cushions that help you bend, and allow nerves to pass unobstructed from the spinal cord out between the vertebrae to the rest of your body. Long-term poor posture, injury or other degenerative conditions can damage your discs, causing them to bulge and even break open (herniate). Bulging or herniated disc injuries can cause severe, back pain, sciatica, and numbness and tingling in extremities impacted by the affected nerves. Dr. Herfindahl, your San Diego herniated disc specialist, can provide non-invasive pain relief and healing treatment of disc injury through a combination of chiropractic care and spinal decompression with the DRX-9000 table.
DRX-9000 Spinal Decompression for Bulging and Herniated Disc Injuries
When you have a bulging or herniated disc, the fibrous outer covering of the disc weakens and bulges, sometimes to the breaking point. If the covering spits open, the inner gelatinous nucleus squeezes out and impinges nerves, causing intense pain. Our herniated disc specialist provides successful treatment through:
Spinal misalignments due to incorrect posture or injury can compress discs, causing them to bulge or break. Correcting spinal alignment relieves pressure on the discs and nerves. A regular chiropractic adjustment appointment can help you ensure that your back remains stable and aligned to prevent future bulging or herniated disc injuries too.
This technologically-advanced, highly-precise form of spinal traction gently stretches the sections of spine necessary to allow disc injury healing and pain relief. As the DRX-9000 spinal decompression table stretches the spine, it creates vacuum pressure inside injured discs, bringing in extra circulation and fluid. This repairs the tissue internally and restores the disc (over time and several sessions) to its original shape so it can resume its shock-absorbing functions. Spinal decompression sessions provide instant pain relief during the appointment and gradual, natural improvement over the course of treatment.
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In addition to these treatment options, cold laser therapy and massage therapy can reduce inflammation, pain and accelerate healing. Our chiropractor will help you evaluate other areas of your life, like posture and ergonomic habits, helping you minimize pain and prevent future disc injuries.