Benefits of chiropractic
The Intervertebral vertebral disc is the spinal shock absorber
Herniated discs in the lumbar spine can cause pain and neurological symptoms: back pain, sciatica, numbness, pins and needles and loss of strength.
In the cervical region can produce headaches, neck and jaw pain, visual disturbance, dizziness, pins and needles, numbness, radiating pain in the arms and hands, and loss of strength.
Benefits of chiropractic care for herniated discs
Decrease pressure into the discs and nerves
What causes disc herniation and protrusions?
1. Abnormal spinal curves
The loss of harmony of normal spinal curves can cause the body to become unbalanced in the distribution of forces, weight and posture. The extra tension on the vertebral discs by improper movements, falls, or excessive forces due to accidents, can cause early degeneration.
2. Disc degeneration
When Intervertebral discs degenerates, it can affect the spinal cord itself or the nerves surrounding the disc. The disc can deform, tear or even rupture.
What can a chiropractor do to help?
- Correct and balance the natural spine curves, alleviating the affected and surrounding areas
- Alleviate the pressure on the surrounding nerves, which are being pinched by the herniated discs
- Prevent future degenerations and surgery if the affected disc has been long time under pressure
Chiropractic is an effective and safe alternative way to treat herniated discs without the need for surgery
Studies show chiropractic care can help with herniated discs
A research study by The International Committee of the American Association of Chiropractic showed: “Chiropractic adjustments are effective in alleviating pain caused by herniated discs. 88% of the patients obtained a significant improvement, 8% slight improvement and 3.4% noted no change.”
McMorland, Suter, Casha, du Plessis and Hurlbert in 2010, compared in a clinical study, chiropractic manipulative treatments with spinal surgery done by neurosurgeons: “60% of the patients that underwent chiropractic care said they had successful results in comparison to 40% of those who underwent surgery.”