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Spinal Decompression for Herniated Discs

Written By Active Health on September 28, 2020

rsz spine2Spinal discs are cartilage layers located between the spinal bones or vertebrae. Cartilage stiffens, and discs dehydrate over time, causing them to bulge or rip around their circumference. This condition is often referred to as herniated discs.

In the United States, 30% of lower back pain comes from herniated discs.

Herniated Disc Signs and Symptoms

Pain that comes and goes in your neck or lower back is a sign of disc degeneration. Other herniated disc symptoms include:

  • Lower back pain spreading to the hips, buttocks, thighs, and feet
  • Upper back pain that radiates in the chest or stomach area
  • Numbness, pain, or a tingling sensation in the neck, arms, shoulder, hands, and fingers
  • Leg pain from sciatica or sciatic nerve compression
  • Muscle spasm
  • Fleeting pain when you change sleeping or sitting positions
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control from cauda equina compression

Individuals who suffer from herniated discs should avoid strenuous activities and seek treatment immediately. One effective treatment option is spinal decompression.

Spinal Decompression for Herniated Discs

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive and drug-free chiropractic treatment that involves gently stretching the spine.

The procedure uses spinal traction, which is a specialized motorized device that retracts the herniated discs. Spinal decompression releases peripheral nerve pressure to provide instant pain relief.

Nonsurgical decompression also lets the discs receive water, oxygen, and nutrients for healing. This method has an 86% success rate as a herniated disc treatment.

The U.S Food and Drug Authority approves this method. Spinal decompression is a less expensive method than prescription medication and surgical treatments to relieve pain and pressure in the spine.    

Active Health Treatment for Herniated Discs in North Palm Beach, FL

The Active Health doctors will customize a treatment plan after diagnosing your herniated discs.

Equipped with the Multiple Cervical Unit (MCU) advanced technology, the North Palm Beach doctors can effectively assess areas of degeneration in your cervical spine.

They recommend combining treatments to relieve your pain from herniated discs that include physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and nonsurgical spinal decompression.

If you want to receive spinal decompression therapy for herniated discs in North Palm Beach, call us today at (561) 842-2273 to schedule an appointment.

Posted In: Chiropractic Back Pain Spinal Decompression Herniated Disc Treatment