Your Premier Destination for Herniated/Bulged Disc Relief In Colorado Springs
Welcome to DBH Chiropractic, where we blend modern technology with hands-on expertise to offer non-surgical solutions to disc herniations and bulges.
Understanding Disc Herniations & Bulges
Discs are the cushiony pads between the vertebrae in your spine. They can sometimes herniate or bulge out, putting pressure on surrounding nerves. This can result in debilitating pain, numbness, or weakness in the neck, back, and extremities.
Herniated/Bulging Disc Symptoms
Cervical (neck) area: Pain can be felt in the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands.
Thoracic (mid-back) area: This type of herniation is less common, but pain can be felt in the upper back and can potentially radiate to the front of the body.
Lumbar (lower back) area: Pain can be felt in the buttocks, thigh, and calf. It might also extend to the foot in some cases.
Numbness or Tingling:
These sensations can be felt in the area of the body served by the affected nerves.
Muscles served by the affected nerves may weaken, which can cause stumbling or impairment in lifting and holding objects.
This is a sharp, often shooting pain that extends from the buttock down the back of one leg. It's caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve, typically by a herniated disc in the lumbar region.
Pain when moving or putting pressure on the spine:
This can include actions like coughing, sneezing, sitting, or bending forward.
Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control: In rare cases, a disc herniation can compress nerves that control bladder and bowel functions, a condition called cauda equina syndrome. This is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment.
It's worth noting that not all disc herniations cause symptoms. Some people might have a herniated disc and not even know it. They are sometimes discovered incidentally when imaging is done for another reason.
How We Can Help
At DBH Chiropractic, we provide the following state-of-the-art treatments for disc problems such as:
Flexion Distraction Therapy:
A chiropractic technique that utilizes specialized adjusting tables to gently stretch and decompress the spine, especially beneficial for relieving pain from disc herniations.
Spinal Decompression Therapy: A non-invasive treatment that gently stretches the spine, relieving pressure on herniated or bulging discs.
Class 4 Laser Therapy:
Advanced laser technology to promote cellular regeneration, reducing inflammation and accelerating the healing process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How does chiropractic care help with disc herniations?
Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine, reducing pressure on affected discs. This helps alleviate pain, restore function, and promote natural healing. Chiropractic adjustments combined with different therapies such spinal decompression, flexion/distraction and laser therapy can be of great benefit to the recovery process.
Can a herniated disc heal on its own?
While some mild herniations might show symptom improvement with time and rest, it's essential to address the root cause and ensure optimal spinal health to prevent complications or recurrence.
What's the duration of each session?
Typically, when treating disc problems, a session lasts 30-50 minutes. However, the duration can vary depending on individual needs.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions varies depending on the severity of the condition and individual patient needs. After a thorough assessment, we'll provide a tailored treatment plan.
Will I need to have X-rays or an MRI?
Diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or MRIs, can be helpful in confirming a diagnosis. Your chiropractor will discuss if such tests are necessary based on your symptoms and examination findings.
How soon after an injury should I see a chiropractor?
If you suspect a disc herniation or experience sudden back or neck pain, it's a good idea to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. Early intervention can help reduce the severity of symptoms and speed up recovery.
Are these treatments safe?
Yes. All treatments at DBH Chiropractic are administered by trained professionals and are non-invasive, reducing risks associated with surgery or medications.
Are there any side effects of the treatment?
Chiropractic care is generally safe when performed by trained professionals. Minor side effects can include temporary soreness or discomfort. Any potential risks or side effects will be discussed during your initial consultation.
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