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Dealing with a herniated disc? Find out how chiropractic treatment can help.
If you are dealing with pain, tingling or numbness in the arms or legs these symptoms could be the result of a herniated disc. A disc is the cushioning between the spinal vertebrae. When the softer material inside the vertebrae pushes through the exterior this is known as a herniated disc. Find out more about this condition and how our Fort Lauderdale, FL, chiropractor Dr. Donna Watson can help provide you with relief.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Here in Fort Lauderdale, our chiropractic team can address everything from shoulder weakness to back pain caused by a herniated disc. During your consultation, we will go through your medical history and ask you questions about the symptoms you are experiencing. From there we will perform a comprehensive physical exam and conduct further tests if necessary.
During your evaluation, our chiropractor will be looking for certain issues to determine what’s going on. These issues include,
- How your reflexes are functioning and whether they are working properly
- Muscle weakness or signs of muscle wasting
- Loss of sensation that could be nerve-related
Sometimes imaging tests such as MRI testing are performed in order to help make a definitive diagnosis. If we determine that your symptoms are the result of a herniated disc then Dr. Watson will create a customized treatment plan that may combine different therapeutic treatments with lifestyle modifications to improve your symptoms. Your treatment plan is based on your current health, the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing and how active you are.
Treating a Herniated Disc
Usually, the first line of defense against treating your symptoms is more conservative. While these conservative treatments won’t actually repair the issue it may be able to restore functionality, strength and mobility back in the body. Common treatment options include,
- Resting as much as possible and avoiding certain activities
- Herbs and homeopathic medicine to reduce pain an inflammation
- Physical therapy
- Special exercises
- 3B Laser treatments
- Chiropractic adjustments
Don’t let a herniated disc affect your life. If you are experiencing pain, inflammation, weakness or tingling in any area of the body call A Place of Health Chiropractic in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Donna Watson. We’re here help you get your pain and discomfort under control.
When pain and discomfort becomes a problem, some people think that they must default to medication or invasive surgeries. A chiropractor may be the better option for a number of reasons. Learn how seeing a chiropractor at A Place of Health in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on a regular basis could help you with a variety of symptoms you may be experiencing.
General Pain Relief
Chiropractors are most concerned with helping you to relieve the pain that’s making it difficult for you to walk, work, or exercise regularly. Common pain sufferers include athletes, construction workers, truckers, waiters, and others who spend a lot of time on their feet, lifting or straining. Chiropractic patients often struggle with back and spinal pain, neck and arm pain, arthritis, and headaches. If you’re dealing with any of these issues, a chiropractor can help.
Rehabilitation After Accident or Surgery
After an accident or personal injury of any kind, patients often call on a chiropractor to be rehabilitated so that they can return to normal activities. Also, if you’ve just had major surgery, part of your recovery should be to visit a chiropractor for help. Instrument-assisted adjustments, stretches, and rehabilitative exercises, and similar treatments are available.
You May Avoid Invasive Treatment Options
Patients generally go to see a chiropractic doctor when they want to avoid invasive procedures. For instance, instead of having back surgery, regular chiropractic adjustments to correct vertebral restrictions and misalignments may help the healing process. Using ice and heat therapy can reduce inflammation and ease pain over time. Some patients have pain symptoms because they are carrying too much weight—a program called Ideal Protein can help with weight loss. Modern treatments like electrotherapy is also a chiropractic care option. We also have a physiotherapist on staff who offers ultrasound, as well as shockwave and other treatments.
Get Chiropractic Care
When you need help, it’s important to explore all of your options. Find out how a chiropractor could help you with the medical concern you’re currently experiencing. Call the office of A Place of Health in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at (954) 568-9355 for an appointment with Dr. Donna Watson.