When a herniated disc is to blame for your pain and suffering, Dr. Janice Cheatwood at Cheatwood Chiropractic in Brandon, FL offers several techniques to help you achieve natural relief.
4 Chiropractic Treatments to Heal a Herniated Disc
“Herniated disc” is the term used when a disc that acts as a cushion for your bones develops a tear. The inner filling, which is the substance that provides the cushion, leaks out of the tear.
Though some people never notice any symptoms, others are left to suffer. The inner filling often pours out onto nerves and other surrounding components, creating pain, tingling, numbness, and more.
When this occurs, chiropractic care offers natural methods for righting the wrong and pulling the disc back into its place. Below are four effective methods that Dr. Cheatwood at Cheatwood Chiropractic in Brandon, FL provides for a herniated disc.
Spinal adjustments are one of the foundational methods for treating a herniated disc. This is because, quite often, a misalignment has caused the pressure on the disc that created the tear in the first place. Restoring alignment relieves that pressure.
Spinal decompression therapy works great with spinal adjustments, as it slowly and gently pulls or stretches the spine. This stretching motion helps to relieve pressure on the disc, but it also goes a step further. It actually creates a negative pressure change – like a vacuum – that pulls the disc and its filling back in. This relieves pressure from any nerve or surrounding soft tissues that have been impacted.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
Any time something is amiss in the spine – be it a misalignment, herniated disc, or another issue – the surrounding muscles tend to overcompensate. They go into hyperdrive in an attempt to hold you upright and immobilize the damaged area.
As you can imagine, this can lead to a lot of pain and tension, but it can also put additional strain on the spine. Electric muscle stimulation sends tiny pulses to the muscles that help reduce spasms, pain, and inflammation.
Massage therapy is another method that helps address the surrounding soft tissues. It helps reduce tension and inflammation while stimulating blood flow to the treatment site. It can also help improve your range of motion comfortably and naturally.
If you’re suffering from a herniated disc, begin your journey to healing by visiting Dr. Cheatwood at Cheatwood Chiropractic in Brandon, FL. You can schedule an appointment by calling (813) 681-4418 or texting (813) 399-1539.