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Crist Chiropractic, your source for quality chiropractic care in the Cool Springs area of Franklin, TN.
At our practice, led by Dr. Jason Crist, we specialize in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including herniated disc.
Chiropractic care for a herniated disc involves non-surgical treatment to help you return to normal as quickly as possible. Herniated discs are not only called slipped discs, but also “bulging” or “ruptured” discs.
When cracks form in the outer layer of a disc, it’s no longer able to fully perform its function of providing flexibility to the spine, as well as acting as a shock absorber and shock distributor. This cracking can lead to numbness, tingling, or major pain due to bulging of the material inside the disc into the surrounding tissue or onto the nerves in the area.
What You Need To Know About Herniated Disc Therapy
Your first visit for chiropractor herniated disc therapy will include a check to see if your reflexes are working properly, and whether there are any signs that you have lost muscle strength in the area. We’ll then check for any loss of sensation and possibly suggest an MRI or X-ray so we can examine the area further.
Once we know the exact nature of the problem, we will recommend a course of herniated disc treatment. This could include spinal manipulation of the spine and other techniques designed to eliminate your symptoms and relieve your pain, such as spinal decompression for herniated discs.
Each patient’s situation is unique, and will require a unique treatment plan. Factors that go into determining what type of chiropractor disc herniation therapy include your age, pain level, overall health and your activity level.
What Is A Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the soft, gel-like center of a spinal disc bulges out through a tear in the outer layer. This can put pressure on the nearby nerve roots and cause a variety of symptoms, including back pain, leg pain, numbness, and tingling.
Herniated discs are most commonly found in the lower back (lumbar region) and neck (cervical region). They can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, injury, and overuse.
At Crist Chiropractic, we understand the debilitating effects of herniated disc and are committed to helping our patients find relief. Our team of experienced chiropractors will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.
One of the most effective treatments for herniated discs at our practice is spinal decompression therapy. This non-surgical treatment uses a specialized table to gently stretch the spine and take pressure off of the affected disc. Spinal decompression therapy can help to promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disc, which can aid in the healing process.
Additionally, spinal decompression therapy can also help to reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, and promote the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.
In addition to spinal decompression therapy, our team may also use a variety of other techniques to help relieve pain and improve function, such as chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and massage therapy.
Don't let herniated discs control your life.
Contact Crist Chiropractic in Franklin, TN today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jason Crist and team to learn more about how we can help you find relief.