Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating, and in the past, surgery was the answer. Today, we have a highly-successful advanced protocol that involves Chiropractic techniques with the latest technology in tissue healing. This advancement in technology allows us to relieve pain, decrease inflammation and stimulate natural tissue healing without surgery. We use a system that combines hands-on manual decompression by flexing and stretching the spine to allow the body's natural ability to "decompress" or elongate a disc which is "compressed" or shortened.
This technique that our doctor employs is coupled with advanced computer technology utilizing a Class IV Low Level Light Laser or "cold laser" to achieve several different responses from the body. Using this computer aided technology and the decompression technique, we are able to create a custom treatment plan that decompresses the spine and pulls the herniated or bulging material back into the disc. The computer program is created and supervised by one of our highly trained staff. By gently stretching and relaxing the spine in this technique, which over time separates the vertebrae, this creates a vacuum-like effect that pulls the soft bulging disc material back into the disc. This can not only clear up back pain, but also any pain caused by the pressure put on the nerves. For example, patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting pain down their legs. Relieving the herniated disc will cause that pain to vanish.
Treatment time and frequency will depend on each patient’s unique condition; however, each spinal decompression treatment is usually about twenty minutes. Patients usually have treatment a few times a week, and are typically finished with treatment within eight weeks.
If you are living in pain from a herniated or bulging disc, we will work with you to find a spinal decompression treatment plan that corresponds with your body. Instead of turning to pain medications alone that just cover up the problem, or invasive surgery that may not be necessary for your current condition ask us if spinal decompression can help you.