Disc herniations can heal, but the extent and rate of recovery depend on the severity of the herniation. Disc herniation is a condition in which the outer layer of the intervertebral disc is torn, resulting in the inner gelatinous material pushing out and causing irritation to the surrounding nerves. It is a painful condition that can be caused by a variety of activities, including bending, lifting and twisting.
Chiropractic care is an important part of healing from a disc herniation. Chiropractors use manual adjustments and therapeutic exercises to reduce the pressure on the affected nerves and reduce pain and inflammation. With regular adjustments, the herniated disc can reposition itself and reduce the pressure on the surrounding nerves, allowing healing to occur.
In some cases, a herniated disc may not heal completely, but the pain may be reduced significantly. If a herniated disc does not heal properly, surgery may be necessary to repair the tear. This type of surgery is usually done as a last resort, as it carries the risk of complications.
If you think you may have a disc herniation, it is important to seek medical advice from a healthcare professional. They can assess the extent of the herniation and determine the best course of treatment. A chiropractor can provide manual adjustments to help reduce the pressure on the affected nerves and help the disc heal.
At Sf Custom Chiropractic, our experienced chiropractors are dedicated to helping get you back to your best health. We use a range of techniques to help reduce pain and inflammation associated with a herniated disc. If you think you may have a disc herniation, book an appointment with one of our skilled chiropractors today.