Herniated or bulging discs are injuries commonly caused by repetative bending and improper lifting with the back and are often accompanied with other symptoms such as radiating pain, numbness, or tingling in the legs. Many patients commonly assume that the only treatment for herniated or bulging discs is surgery and fortunately this simply isn’t the case. In fact, recent studies have shown that Chiropractic is more effective at treating these injuries than surgery and physical therapy!
Treatment consisting of spinal decompression using Cox Flexion Distraction and cold laser helps to reduce the size of the herniation while speeding up the bodies ability to knit together the discal tear with scar tissue. This is followed up with core exercises and stretches to make sure that these acute injuries don’t become life altering chronic ones like in failed surgical cases.