Chiropractic care offers patients a non-surgical option for the treatment of herniated discs. Seeing a chiropractor can provide relief from a herniated disc and encourage the body’s natural healing capabilities. Our chiropractors at Proficient Chiropractic in St. Louis understand the need for pain relief and can provide a non-invasive, drug-free pain management plan.
Is a Slipped Disc the Same Thing as a Herniated Disc?
The intervertebral discs in the spine do not really slip, and though a slipped disc is a common term, it is often used for a bulging, ruptured, or herniated disc diagnosis. A herniated disc is the correct term to use for this medical condition.
The discs in the spine are filled with a nucleus, a soft, gelatin-like fluid sealed within a tough outer layer. The liquid starts to leak out when this outer layer cracks or becomes damaged. When the fluid leaks out from the disc it is what causes a herniated disc. Additionally, when the disc is severely inflamed, it will start to protrude from the spine, which can cause pressure on your nerves, resulting in pain.
The Flexion-Distraction Technique
The flexion-distraction technique is commonly used to address herniated disc symptoms and can help reduce pain. The method uses a table to stretch the spine, allowing the chiropractor to identify the herniated disc and use a soft flexing method to help encourage the disc to return to its normal position.
The flexion-distraction technique helps move the disc away from the nerves, helping to reduce inflammation and eventually the pain associated with the herniated disc. This treatment can also help reduce any discomfort experienced elsewhere in the body due to the herniated disc.
Seek Chiropractic Care For Your Herniated Disc Treatment
If you are suffering from pain associated with a herniated disc, reach out to our chiropractors at Proficient Chiropractic. We provide natural and effective chiropractic care to relieve herniated discs. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results. Our chiropractors will help diagnose your condition, look into various treatment options, and discuss any concerns you have about seeking pain relief. If you live in or around St. Louis or Overland and would like to know more about our services, call our team today at (314) 447-0725 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.