Below is a link to an article from the Mayo Clinic on the non-surgical treatment of a herniated disk. As you read the article notice the following key points:
1. Most herniated disk problems improve with nonsurgical treatment.
2. The goal of conservative (nonsurgical) treatment is to reduce the irritation of the nerve and improve the condition and function of your spine.
Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Center specializes in treatments recommended in the article.
These include the following treatments:
Reduction of irritation
1. Muscle therapy to reduce swelling and muscle spasms around nerves
2. Adjustments to release pressure on nerves
3. Assisted stretches to release adhesions in nerve sheaths
4. Recommended cold and hot therapy to reduce inflammation and speed recovery
5. Brace recommendations as needed
1. Comprehensive posture and functional evaluation to determing primary and secondary concerns
2. Muscle release techniques to ease the transition into improved posture
3. Adjustments to improve alignment
4. Connective tissue release to adhesions
4. Core strengthen exercise recommendations
5. Homework sessions to re-establish new posture patterns.
Please note that there are situations where the type of care we provide is not appropriate. The “red flags” to look for are the following:
Significant or progressive weakness of your muscles.
Loss of bowel or bladder control.
Loss of sensation in the areas that would touch a saddle when sitting (saddle anesthesia).
Loss of movement.
Fever for longer than 48 hours
Pain that’s worse at night or at rest
Please call us if you have any questions about your situation. You may reach us at (303) 670 1001
Here is the link to the article Herniated disk guide – MayoClinic.com