People with herniated discs understand the pain associated when the condition flares up. Several factors can cause a hernia of the spongy material between the spinal bones, including auto accidents, sports injuries, and a slip and fall. Seeing a chiropractor who treats hernias can help provide treatment and pain management for the condition, bringing relief to help get you through the day. Our chiropractors at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Westlake Village are dedicated to providing chiropractic care for people with herniated discs and other conditions that can benefit from holistic treatment.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc occurs when the cushioned pieces between the vertebrae become damaged. These discs are round, like pillows, protected by a tough layer surrounding the nucleus. When these discs become damaged, inflamed, or start to rupture, they can become herniated. The hernia can cause discomfort and pain in the back surrounding the herniated disc. Herniated discs can occur in any part of the spinal column but typically occur in the lower back, resulting in significant back pain.
What Causes a Herniated Disc?
Excessive strain or a single incident can cause a herniated disc. Additionally, the disc experiences degeneration, which can weaken as a person ages. Sometimes when it is already under a lot of stress, a disc can rupture with the slightest movement. Many patients experience pain around the herniated disc's location, while others experience radiating pain that travels up or down the spinal column.
How a Chiropractor Helps with Herniated Discs
A chiropractor who treats hernias can provide treatment options to treat herniated disc symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign the spine, pushing the disc back into position and taking pressure off the disc. Additionally, physical therapy can help strengthen the spine, to reduce the symptoms associated with a herniated disc. Your chiropractor may also provide some at-home exercises and treatment options to reduce your pain and symptoms between chiropractic care appointments.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractors in Westlake Village, CA
If you are suffering from spinal pain and suspect a herniated disc could be the cause, contact our team at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center. We are experienced in helping our patients find relief from herniated disc pain through natural and effective chiropractic care. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results. Call our team today at (805) 494-1339 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.