A herniated disc occurs when one of the spinal disks ruptures and protrudes, exerting pressure on the nerves in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar region. This pressure can result in sensations of pain, numbness, burning, weakness, or tingling in the arms and legs.
Living with a herniated disc can be incredibly painful, making everyday activities such as vacuuming, gardening, or doing laundry feel daunting due to the discomfort it causes. If you are experiencing these symptoms or considering medication or surgery as a potential solution for your herniated disc, it’s important to know that these options are not your only choices.
Trained upper cervical chiropractors have a treatment option that is safe, natural, drug-free, and surgery-free called the Class IV Laser Therapy.
A slipped disc, also known as a herniated disc, can occur in any segment of your spinal column, ranging from the neck down to the lower back. However, it’s more frequently encountered in the lower back region. Your spinal column comprises a complex network of nerves and blood vessels, and when a disc slips out of its normal position, it exerts added pressure on the surrounding nerves and muscles.
Common symptoms associated with a slipped disc encompass:
· Pain and numbness, typically experienced on one side of the body.
· Pain that radiates into your arms or legs.
· Pain exacerbated during nighttime or specific movements.
· Increased pain following prolonged periods of standing or sitting.
· Pain when walking short distances.
· Unexplained muscle weakness.
· Sensations of tingling, aching, or burning in the affected area.
The nature and intensity of these symptoms may vary from one individual to another. It is advisable to consult a medical professional if your discomfort leads to numbness or tingling that impairs your ability to control your muscles.
A slipped disc, also known as a herniated disc, occurs when the tough outer ring weakens or tears, allowing the inner portion to protrude. This condition is often associated with the natural aging process. Additionally, specific movements and activities can trigger a slipped disc. For instance, when you twist or turn while lifting an object, the disc may slip out of its proper position. The risk of a slipped disc significantly increases when you engage in lifting very large, heavy objects, as this places excessive strain on the lower back.
Individuals with physically demanding jobs that involve frequent heavy lifting are more susceptible to experiencing a slipped disc. Overweight individuals also face an elevated risk, as the discs must support the added weight, which can exacerbate the problem. Furthermore, weakened muscles and a sedentary lifestyle may contribute to the development of a slipped disc.
As one advances in age, the likelihood of encountering a slipped disc rises. This is primarily due to the natural aging process, during which the discs gradually lose some of their protective water content, making them more prone to slipping out of place. Notably, slipped discs are more prevalent in men than in women.
Class IV Laser Therapy offers a non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical approach for alleviating pain associated with herniated discs. This treatment is particularly beneficial for patients who prefer drug-free or surgery-free options. Additionally, it can be employed as a standalone treatment or as part of a comprehensive care plan recommended by your healthcare provider.
Class IV Laser Therapy harnesses the power of red and infrared laser light energy to effectively address pain and reduce inflammation. This advanced treatment operates on a cellular level, activating the body’s innate healing mechanisms. Patients have reported significant pain relief through laser therapy, eliminating the need for medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections, or surgical interventions.
Over time, these laser sessions can alleviate symptoms associated with disc herniation while promoting the strengthening of surrounding tissues. Furthermore, Class IV Laser Care has shown promise in improving various conditions, including headaches, knee and hip discomfort, neck pain, neuropathy, sciatica, shingles, and spinal stenosis.
If you’re dealing with a herniated disc and are exploring treatment options, and you’re interested in determining your eligibility for Class IV Laser Therapy, please reach out to Foundation Chiropractic at (813) 578–5889. We eagerly anticipate assisting you in your journey toward safe and natural healing, free from the need for medications or surgical intervention.
Dr Brett in a Class IV Laser Therapy Session with a patient
Dr. Berner does not diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical diseases or conditions; instead, he analyzes and corrects the structure of his patients with Foundational Correction to improve their overall quality of life. He works with their physicians, who regulate their medications. This blog post is not designed to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment, or services to you or any other individual. The information provided in this post or through linkages to other sites is not a substitute for medical or professional care. You should not use the information in place of a visit, consultation, or the advice of your physician or another healthcare provider. Foundation Chiropractic and Dr. Brett Berner are not liable or responsible for any advice, the course of treatment, diagnosis, or any other information, services, or product you obtain through this article or others.
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