Chiropractic Care Relieves Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain
There is ample research and scientific evidence showing chiropractic care is very safe and effective for lumbar herniated disc pain.
What is a herniated lumbar disc? In your spine, there are bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae of the lower back are the lumbar vertebrae. Between each vertebra are lumbar intervertebral discs which are cushions that act as shock absorbers.
The lowest two lumbar intervertebral discs are the most susceptible to injury. The rear portion of the disc may bulge or protrude backward onto the spinal cord or a spinal nerve. This is also called a herniated disc. When a disc problem occurs, it causes lower back pain and can cause pain radiating down the leg due to pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose lumbar disc and sciatic nerve problems.
Spinal manipulation, or adjustment, is often used to alleviate lumbar herniated disc and sciatic pain, Manipulation introduces realignment and restores proper movement to the lumbar vertebrae and reduces the amount of lumbar disc pressure upon the sciatic nerve.
A spinal adjustment is a safe, pain-free treatment that relieves tightness of muscles that are in spasm and relieves disc and sciatic pain.
Your chiropractor may also employ other therapies such as electrical muscle stimulation, use of cold packs and implementation of certain exercises. Our doctors also offer spinal decompression when warranted to relieve disc pain.
If you are experiencing lower back pain, contact Campanella Chiropractic & Wellness at (585) 889-3280.