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How do chiropractors treat disc herniations and other disc problems?

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Disc Herniation

Chiropractors at Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture may utilize various techniques to treat disc herniations and other disc problems. Here are some common approaches:

Spinal Adjustments: Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation, involve applying controlled force to specific joints of the spine to improve alignment, mobility, and function. Adjustments can help alleviate pressure on the discs, reduce irritation of surrounding nerves, and promote healing.

Soft Tissue Therapy: Our chiropractors may employ soft tissue techniques such as massage therapy, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy to address muscle tension, spasms, and adhesions that can exacerbate disc-related symptoms. These therapies help improve flexibility, reduce pain, and enhance overall function.

Therapeutic Exercises: Our chiropractors may prescribe specific exercises to strengthen the muscles supporting the spine, improve posture, and stabilize the affected area. Strengthening the core muscles can help alleviate stress on the discs and prevent future injury.

Postural Correction: Poor posture can contribute to disc problems by placing excessive stress on the spine. Our chiropractors may provide ergonomic advice and postural correction strategies to help patients maintain proper spinal alignment and reduce the risk of recurrence.

Acupuncture: While primarily known for its role in pain management, acupuncture may also be used adjunctively to help alleviate pain and inflammation associated with disc herniations. By stimulating specific acupoints, acupuncture can promote the release of endorphins, improve blood flow, and modulate the body's pain perception.

Lifestyle Modifications: Our chiropractors may counsel patients on lifestyle modifications such as maintaining a healthy weight, practicing proper lifting techniques, and avoiding repetitive or strenuous activities that could exacerbate disc problems.

It's important to note that the specific treatment approach will vary depending on the individual patient's condition, severity of symptoms, overall health status, and treatment preferences. The doctors at Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture may tailor their treatment plans to address each patient's unique needs and goals. Additionally, they may collaborate with other healthcare providers as needed to ensure comprehensive care for patients with disc herniations and other disc-related issues.

If you believe you could benefit from high-quality care, consider getting treatment from the staff at Life Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Our dedicated staff will be pleased to answer your questions today. We can also help you schedule a time to visit our North Bergen NJ office.

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