For anyone who has ever suffered from a herniated disc you know how painful it is. Whether the displaced disc is in the neck or the back, we understand that you just want the problem solved and the pain to go away. Our doctors will do a thorough exam to find out exactly where your herniated disc is and work with you to develop a treatment plan using regenerative medicine therapies to get you the fast pain relief your looking for without invasive surgeries that may not fix the problem long term.
Herniated Disc Treatment
There are many treatment options for a herniated disc that doesn’t involve invasive surgical procedures. Our doctors have vast knowledge and experience with using regenerative medicine and techniques to help you get fast and long lasting relief from pain due to bulging, ruptured or slipped discs.
Using the latest technology in stem cell therapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections, we have the ability to use your body's own capabilities to heal, restore and renew an injury. Often our doctors will recommend chiropractic therapies along side regenerative to provide the most efficient treatment plan to not only heal the area but also for prevention of future injury.
Additional options for treatment may include:
- Spinal decompression ( a gentle cycle of stretch and release to the cervical or lumbar region of the spine allowing the space where the herniated disc is to open, encouraging the discs return to its proper position).
- Spinal adjustment ( returns flexibility and natural curvature to the whole spine).
- Massage therapy ( relaxes muscles preventing further damage or injury).
- Exercise and physical therapy ( strengthens the supporting muscles to restore function)
Herniated Disc Symptoms
The structure of the spine consists of stacked bones which are protected by cushions that are set between the vertebrae. These cushions are known as “discs” and are made of soft material surrounded by a strong coating. A herniated disc is when the soft material gets through that surrounding material due to a damaged or torn disc. When this occurs, pressure can be put on the nerves causing severe and chronic pain. If the you have a herniated disc in the neck, simply reaching up high or holding objects may become harder to do.
If your herniated disc is located in your back, you may experience pain that radiates to the thighs, legs , and even feet. When every day activities are causing sudden, sharp, or shooting pain, this may be indicative that the nerves around displaces discs are being affected.
If you are struggling with chronic pain due to a herniated disc and need immediate relief without medications that only mask the symptoms or invasive surgeries. Call our doctors at St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury and rehab. We can get you fast, long lasting relief using your body's natural ability to heal and restore itself.