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Addressing Disc Herniation With Chiropractic

spine modelDo you often experience sharp back pain, numbness, and weakness that radiates down to the legs? If yes, you may have disc herniation, which is a common condition where the outer fibrous layer of a spinal disc weakens, causing the inner gel-like fluid to leak. This leakage can put pressure on nerves or even the spinal cord, leading to inflammation, spasms, and altered posture.

Understanding Disc Herniation

This condition typically arises from accumulated stress on the disc, often due to repeated injuries or bad mechanics over time. The pressure from the leaking disc can force the body into an “antalgic” posture, leaning away from the source of discomfort. This can look like a person leaning to one side or forward.

How Chiropractic Care Helps

As a chiropractor, Dr. Stackis assesses the spine for misalignments and imbalances and aims to restore as much function as possible to the affected region of the spine. Keeping these joints mobile can help alleviate inflammation and spasms and even improve posture.

Each patient is unique, and treatment plans are customized to address their specific needs. Adjustments are made to the affected areas using modified techniques combined with specific exercises and stretches. Over time, these interventions can help reposition the disc, reduce inflammation, and return the patient to normalcy.

Exercises for Disc Herniation

Depending on the location of the herniation, different exercises may be recommended. For example, the cobra stretch is commonly suggested for lower back issues. For neck herniations, mobility, range of motion exercises, and posture exercises can help keep the body in proper alignment and relieve pressure on the discs.

Embrace the Path to Healing

If you or a loved one are dealing with disc herniation, remember that there is hope. You can make strides toward a healthier, pain-free life with professional chiropractic care at Stackis Chiropractic, personalized treatment plans, and a commitment to prescribed exercises. Contact us today to start your journey to recovery.

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