Herniated Discs and How to Relieve Them

A herniated disc affects the small discs within the spine, but they can make a significant impact on your daily routine. Because we rely on the spine for many movements and to help us balance and stabilize, it’s important that this intricate structure is strong and healthy. 

Working with your local chiropractor can help you find herniated discs and treat them with safe, natural solutions. 


In this article, we go over the following:

  • What a disc herniation is
  • Symptoms of disc herniations
  • How you get a herniated disc
  • Chiropractic care for disc herniations
  • And more


If you’re experiencing discomfort and believe it may be due to a herniated disc, read on to learn how to manage your pain and find fast relief.  


What is a Herniated Disc?

The spine comprises several bones called vertebrae stacked on each other and separated by a cushioning disc. These spinal discs have a soft, gel-like inside and are enclosed by a hard outer shell. Healthy discs are vital because they are what provide flexibility to the spine. 

Disc herniations occur when soft tissues surrounding a specific area of the spine apply pressure to the disc, making the center of the disc rupture through its hard casing. 


Common symptoms of disc herniation include:

  • Back pain 
  • Neck pain 
  • Hip pain
  • Radiating pain from one area into another, such as starting in the neck and moving into the shoulders and upper back
  • Headaches 
  • Motion and flexibility loss in the back
  • Inability to bend or twist comfortably 


If not treated properly, your disc herniation may cause other conditions and heighten your discomfort. 


Conditions and events related to disc herniation include:


It’s always best to call your South Florida chiropractor at the first signs of pain to ensure your healing process can start as soon as possible and to help avoid further injury.


Do I Have a Herniated Disc?

Whether you lift weights daily or sit at your desk for extended periods or both, you can be affected by disc herniation.


Common reasons for disc herniation include:

  • A traumatic event that affects the spine and neck
  • Overuse of targeted areas that apply pressure to the spine
  • Poor posture
  • Poor lifting technique
  • Improper habitual movement patterns
  • A chronic injury 
  • And more


When you work with a chiropractor for a herniated disc, you get more than in-clinic treatment, but lifestyle and movement advice that allows you to maintain your good results and keep your spine protected going forward. 


Chiropractic Care to Effectively Treat Disc Herniations at Health Fit Chiropractic 

In some cases, simple lifestyle guidance may be all you need to keep your body safe; in others, you may need to relearn and reestablish proper movement patterns. No matter what your level of pain or the severity of your disc injury, a chiropractic strategy can help.

Chiropractic solutions are proven safe and effective for treating herniated discs. Our team never relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to care but works with each patient, learning about their history, habits, hobbies, occupation, pain points, and more. 

We’ll design a wellness plan based on the needs of the individual, incorporating chiropractic methods that you feel comfortable with. 


Common chiropractic solutions for disc herniation include:


The team at our Boca Raton chiropractic clinic offers guidance that enhances your treatments. From postural support to weight to exercise, we’ll design a healing program that gets lasting results. 

Contact our Boca Raton chiropractic clinic for pain associated with a herniated disc, and we’ll give you the natural solutions your body deserves.

Dr. Kevin Christie

Dr. Kevin Christie

Chiropractic Physician

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