Disc Herniation Chiropractic Treatment
A herniated disc typically occurs from wear or after a spinal injury ruptures the disc itself. This can lead to a wide range of symptoms that include weakness, numbness, and pain. Depending on where the herniated disc is located, symptoms will change.
Modern chiropractic methods provide patients with reliable and effective disc herniation treatment in Portland. Using the latest treatment methods, Pioneer Chiropractic & Wellness can help alleviate the symptoms of a herniated disc and promote your body’s natural healing processes.
Symptoms of a herniated disc.
- Weakness when moving legs
- Severe pain in legs or back
- Nerve pain in legs
- Movement aggravates pain
- Pins and needles, foot/leg/toe weakness
- Difficulty tilting foot when walking
Herniated Disc Treatments Include:
Flexion-distraction Technique – This utilizes a table designed to gently stretch the back and spinal column. Dr. McBride will softly move the bulged disc away from the spinal nerves it is pressing against. This can reduce nerve root inflammation as well as decreasing leg related symptoms as well. A bulging disc is not a single treatment condition and this technique will likely be paired with a variety of other treatments that may include at-home exercise therapy, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and more.
Pelvic Blocking Techniques – These involve the use of cushioned wedges and gentle exercise. This utilizes gravity to shift the disc away from the affected nerves. Non-force and low-force treatments are the best solutions for treating bulging, herniated, and displaced discs. Discs cannot be popped back into place, and treatment typically takes place over the course of several months.
Contact us to begin treatment.
Schedule your treatment today. Our Portland office is dedicated to providing our patients with the best in local chiropractic care. We’ll work with you to identify the treatments that work with your physical capabilities and provide a gentle path to healing your herniated disc.