Herniated Discs

Back pain is a common issue, and a herniated disc can be a significant source of discomfort. The discs in your spine act as cushions between the vertebrae, protecting the spinal cord and nerves. When the outer wall of a disc weakens or tears, the inner gel material can bulge or herniate outward. This can press on nearby nerves, causing pain, numbness, and weakness.


Supporting Your Nervous System

Chiropractic care focuses on the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Chiropractors believe that misalignments in the spine, called subluxations, can irritate nerves and contribute to various health problems, including back pain caused by herniated discs.

During a consultation at 120 Chiropractic Inc. in Portland, OR, a chiropractor will discuss your back pain in detail. This will include the location and severity of your pain, any activities that seem to aggravate it, and any history of injuries. The chiropractor will also perform a physical examination to assess your range of motion, reflexes, and any signs of nerve irritation that may be caused by the herniated disc.

If chiropractic care is deemed suitable for your specific case, the chiropractor at 120 Chiropractic Inc. may utilize various techniques to improve mobility and joint function in your spine. These techniques aim to create a more optimal environment for your nervous system to function properly.

  • Spinal Adjustments: Targeted manipulations designed to restore proper alignment in the spine and potentially reduce pressure on nerves irritated by the herniated disc. By improving spinal alignment, chiropractors aim to create more space for the nerves to function without irritation.
  • Spinal decompression: Non-invasive techniques that create gentle traction on the spine to help create space between the vertebrae and potentially alleviate pressure on the herniated disc. This additional space can help reduce nerve compression.
  • Soft tissue therapy: Techniques such as massage therapy to address muscle tension and inflammation that can contribute to back pain and further irritate nerves.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs

Many people who receive chiropractic care for herniated discs report experiencing a reduction in back pain and improved mobility. In addition to potentially alleviating pain caused by herniated discs, chiropractic care focused on nervous system health may also offer benefits such as:

  • Improved flexibility and range of motion in the back
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Enhanced posture
  • Improved sleep quality (due to reduced pain)

Contact 120 Chiropractic Inc.

Are you looking for a chiropractor near you? 120 Chiropractic Inc. offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to healthcare, focusing on creating an environment where your nervous system can function optimally and your body can heal itself. Call 120 Chiropractic Inc. today at (503) 506-5120 to schedule an appointment and explore how chiropractic care can help you achieve lasting relief from back pain.



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