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Your Premier Destination for Non-Surgical Herniated Disc Treatment 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. If you are looking for a chiropractor for disc herniation treatment, you have come to the right place!

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Disc Herniations

At DBH Chiropractic, we provide the following state-of-the-art treatments for disc problems such as:​

Spinal Decompression

A non-invasive treatment that gently stretches the spine, relieving pressure on herniated or bulging discs.

Non surgical herniated disc treatment

​Class 4 Laser Therapy:

​Advanced laser technology to promote cellular regeneration, reducing inflammation and accelerating the healing process.

Laser for disc herniation

​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.

Flexion distraction disc treatment

Understanding Disc Herniations & Bulges

Discs play a crucial role as cushiony pads located between the vertebrae in your spine, providing support and flexibility. However, these discs can occasionally herniate or bulge outwards, leading to the compression of surrounding nerves.


When this occurs, individuals may experience symptoms such as debilitating pain, numbness, or weakness in various areas including the neck, back, and extremities. It is important to address these issues promptly to prevent further complications and ensure proper treatment.

Disc herniation treatment

Herniated 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, commonly down the arms or legs.​


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.

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.


Muscles served by the affected nerves may weaken, which can cause stumbling or impairment in lifting and holding objects.

Pain with pressure on the spine:

This can include actions like coughing, sneezing, sitting, or bending forward.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 as spinal decompression, Flexion/distraction, and laser therapy can be of great benefit to the recovery process.

  • 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.

  • 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 recurrences in the future.

  • If you suspect a disc herniation/bulge 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.

  • All treatments at DBH Chiropractic are administered by trained professionals and are non-invasive, reducing risks associated with surgery or medications. Some minor side effects from treatment can include temporary soreness or discomfort. Any potential risks or side effects will be discussed during your report.

  • The number of sessions depending on the severity of the condition and individual patient needs. After a thorough assessment, we will be able to provide a tailored treatment plan.

  • Typically, when treating disc problems, a session lasts 30-50 minutes. However the duration can vary depending on the individual needs.

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