A herniated disc can be a very painful and debilitating condition. Fortunately, with the right treatment, at SA Wellness Centre we can help alleviate the painful symptoms associated with a herniated disc, and improve your quality of life.
The spine is made up of bones, called vertebrae, that are cushioned by discs. These discs act as shock absorbers for the spine. They keep the vertebrae in place and allow the spine to move freely. However, sometimes these discs can become damaged or ruptured – when this happens, it’s called a herniated disc.
A herniated disc can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. The most common symptom is Sciatica, which is a sharp pain that radiates through the lower back and down the leg. Other symptoms can include muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling.
Chiropractic treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of a herniated disc by reducing inflammation and improving nerve function. Our professional chiropractors will use a variety of techniques, such as spinal manipulation, to help reduce the pain and improve mobility. In addition, we may also recommend exercises and stretches to further help relieve the symptoms.
Physiotherapy can help you overcome the symptoms associated with a herniated disc by reducing pain and inflammation, improving flexibility and range of motion, and strengthening the muscles around the affected area. At SA Wellness Centre, our physiotherapy treatment typically consists of exercises, stretches, massage, ice/heat therapy, and in some cases electrical stimulation.
Your physiotherapist will work with you to create a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to your needs. We’ll also provide you with personalised guidance and advice on how to manage your condition at home. In most cases, physiotherapy is successful in alleviating the symptoms of a herniated disc and helping people return to their normal activities.
Another possible avenue of treatment for your herniated disc is massage therapy – one of the ways a routine massage can help is by increasing blood flow to the affected area, which helps to reduce pain and inflammation. Massage also helps to release muscle tension, which can further relieve pain. And finally, massage can help to reduce your stress levels and improve your overall sense of well-being, which can indirectly help to reduce pain in the affected area.
The pain and stiffness associated with a herniated disc can have a drastic negative impact on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, but it’s important not to be discouraged. With the right treatment, you can overcome the challenges that come with a herniated disc and regain your ability to live a happy, active lifestyle. Book an appointment at SA Wellness Centre today.