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Does chiropractic care help with herniated discs?

I am a 40 year old female and I have herniated discs. Does chiropractic care help with herniated discs?

11 Answers

Yes, via disc decompression table.
Yes, it does, especially if Flex-Distraction can be used and if the disc is not ruptured.
Yes, it does. Chiropractic treatment has been proven more effective than other conventional methods for mild to moderate disc herniations. Surgeons have become more conservative over the last 20+ years and don't like to operate unless it is an emergency or all else fails.
Yes. It would be helpful to go to a chiropractor that has X-ray. It would be even more beneficial if you had an MRI with you to take to the chiropractor also. I have helped hundreds of herniated disc cases throughout the years.

Absolutely, chiropractic can help with herniated disks. Your Chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation as well as review your existing imaging and records to determine if your case is a candidate for chiropractic care or not. I personally have helped many patients with 10 and 11mm disk bulges to avoid the need for surgery and return to an active pain-free life. I also worked with another chiropractor that had a professional NFL player as a patient who was suffering from a 13mm disk herniation that was going to end his career and through chiropractic care he avoided surgery and was able to play an additional 3 seasons.

Depending on the extent of the damage to the disc, chiropractic care may be able to alleviate some of the pain associated with the injured disc. It is definitely a good place to start.
Yes, chiropractic has been shown to be extremely effective in helping with herniated discs in the spine. It is a natural and conservative approach to relieve the pressure on the spinal nerves due to disc compression. Disc surgery should be considered the last option if the disc has completely herniated into the neural canal and all other therapies have failed. Most herniated discs will respond to chiropractic manipulation, though it may take several months of care depending on the degree to which the disc is herniated.
Yes it can
Indirectly, yes
Yes it does, Chiropractic restores function to the spine including the discs.