August 21, 2023

Spinal Disc Issues and Chiropractic

Dr. Ben Dyer
Dr. Ben Dyer

Some of the most common reasons individuals see a chiropractor are disc herniations, bulges, protrusions, and extrusions.

In reality, the majority of clients visit a chiropractor because their quality of life has been significantly impacted by these issues, not merely because they have lower back disc problems.

Chiropractic care delivers excellent results for those with lower back disc problems, as shown by the research, which supports what we have seen firsthand for years.

Why it Matters:

A spinal disc has a soft, jellylike center encased in a tougher, rubbery exterior - referred to as the nucleus and annulus, respectively.

While a herniated disc can develop anywhere along the spine, they are frequently in the low back. A herniated disc is a ruptured or slipped disc that has portions of the nucleus pushing through the annulus.

Some people with lower back disc problems don't show any symptoms.

When a patient has a herniated disc or another lumbar disc issue, they may also experience pain, numbness, or weakness in other body areas.

The good news is that most of the time, intrusive intervention is not necessary because these symptoms usually get better with time.

That's because your body can repair itself incredibly well, even from disc herniations, without the assistance of medicines or surgery.

In fact, movement can be thought of as medicine for the body.

Chiropractic Care as a Treatment for Herniated Discs and Lower Back Disc Issues

Recent research has demonstrated that less invasive approaches to addressing disc problems, such as chiropractic adjustments, may be preferable to spinal injections.

A number of further studies have demonstrated how exercise, reducing intra-discal stress, and widening the pathways through which your nerves flow can all enhance your well-being and accelerate the healing process.

Consider the fact that disc herniation frequently results from gradual wear and tear brought on by aging.

Our discs become less flexible and more prone to malfunction as we age; most individuals can't always identify the exact reason why they have a herniated disc.

A herniated disc can often result from lifting something heavy with your back rather than your legs, or from not having the support you need to move said object while doing so.

The health of your spinal discs heavily depends on doing regular exercise, maintaining excellent posture, and frequent screenings and adjustments by a chiropractor.

Exercise aids in stretching and strengthening the muscles that support and stabilise the spine, while good posture and chiropractic adjustments also aid in reducing excessive pressure on the spinal discs.

Next Steps:

We've said it before and we'll say it again: chiropractic therapy works wonders for people who have disc problems in their lower back.

According to the study above, chiropractic adjustments rather than injections provide better, longer lasting pain relief for people with disc herniations.

Therefore, be aware that surgery or injections are NOT your only solutions if you have received an examination that suggests you may be dealing with lower back disc issues.

Book a consultation with us now to learn how to find relief.

Our doors are open, we specialise in natural, non-invasive treatment for herniated discs in Hong Kong, and we’re here to help!

Science Source:

Herniated Disk. Mayo Clinic. 2022. Herniation Patients Treated with Spinal Therapy. JMPT. 2013.


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