Also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, a herniated disc is a relatively common condition that occurs along your backbone when one of the rubbery cushions, known as discs, between the individual bones that make up your spine moves out of position and presses on adjacent nerves. If you suffer from pain, numbness or weakness in one of your arms or legs due to a herniated disc, Drs. John Paul Condon and Lara Condon at Chiropractic Life Center in Encinitas, California, offer a number of noninvasive treatment options.
Call (760) 783-0105 to make an appointment today.
Herniated Disc Q&A
• Muscle strength
• Walking ability
• Ability to feel light touches, pinpricks, or vibrations
Additionally, motion X-rays enable Dr. John Paul or Dr. Lara to assess the stability of your cervical or lumbar spine and detect unusual motion between your vertebrae.
The doctors use a variety of specific adjustive techniques and will tailor-make an adjustment for you depending on your needs and your preference.
Invertrac is a bent-knee inversion table that offers instant relief from the pain associated with a herniated disc by releasing the nerve and returning it to its normal position.
Ball exercises strengthen and develop your core body muscles to help stabilize your spine by adding instability into floor exercises. Your body automatically tries to keep you balanced on the ball and over time, the muscles you use to keep your balance on the exercise ball become stronger.
Wobble seats enable neuromuscular re-education (NMR) by:
• Preparing your spine for further rehabilitation and strengthening
• Rehydrating the herniated disc
• Increases the pressure and flow of your cerebral spinal fluids
Neck wall traction
Neck wall traction helps relieve the pain associated with herniated discs in the neck by widening the disc spaces.
Denneroll is a pillow-like orthotic device that provides a gentle stretch to coax your spine and neck back into its ideal curvature.
Stabilization techniques strengthen the muscles that support your spine to prevent lower back pain.
Spinal molding fulcrums
Spinal molding fulcrums are specifically designed foam wedges that Dr. John Paul and Dr. Lara use as part of their posture correction and curve rehabilitation programs.
To get compassionate care for your herniated disc, call (760) 783-0105 to make an appointment today.