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Herniated Disc & Low Back Pain

Herniated Disc & Low Back Pain

A herniated disc (also called a bulging disc) is the protrusion of the outer portion of the disc into the spinal canal.  Lumbar discs are most frequently affected. Some symptoms may include low back pain, pain down the leg, muscle weakness, numbness, and muscle spasms. The most commonly affected area is the low back.

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How can chiropractic care help?

Herniated discs are often a cause or result of structural imbalances in the spine causing an increased amount of pressure on the disc and eventually resulting in injury/tear. Herniated discs can also be caused by acute trauma. Unfortunately, discs cannot regenerate but chiropractic care can be helpful in opening the joint space and relieve stress on that area. 

Stretches/Exercises

-Pelvic Tilts

-Knee to Chest

-Abdominal strengthening

-Mckenzie Exercises

Therapy Options

-Rest

-Anti-inflammatory medications

-Physical therapy

-Weight loss

-In patients who do not respond to medical therapy, surgery is often performed


Supplementation

-Colchicine 1mg/week for 4 weeks

-Vitamin C 1000mg/day

-Proteolytic Enzymes 2x/day between meals

 

Dietary 

Some patients with chronic back pain improve after they avoid refined sugars, other refined carbohydrates, caffeine, food additives, processed foods and trans fatty acids.


Lifestyle 

-Avoid heavy lifting

-CBD Cream

-Deep Blue Essential Oil

-Sleep at least 6 hours at a time and allow the body time to heal & reset

-↓stress= ↓inflammation= ↓pain

-Heat/ice to the area

-Massage Therapy/Acupuncture

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