Disk Treatments

Non-Invasive Disc Treatments for Herniated or Slipped Discs

Disk Treatment YorkvilleHas chronic pain from a herniated or slipped disc made your life unbearable? Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment technique that supports healthy spine alignment. In addition to chiropractic care, our practice offers a number of innovative therapies, including non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, a revolutionary treatment technique that creates space in the spine. These proven disc treatments have helped hundreds of patients naturally manage chronic pain due disc injuries – and they can help relieve your pain, too.

Chiropractic Care Supports Proper Spine Alignment

Our practice allows us to bring you the latest treatment techniques for your spinal health and disc pain management needs. For patients with a disc injury, chiropractic care is an important component to any pain management strategy. A disc injury is caused by a spinal misalignment. This alignment could be triggered by a personal injury, a slip and fall, a car accident injury like whiplash, or simply natural wear and tear over time. Once a spine misalignment occurs, patients are at increased risk for future injuries, health problems and chronic pain. Worse, as long as this misalignment persists, so will your pain.

Sciatica and back pain are two of the most common pain conditions affecting our patients. These conditions are both triggered by disc problems. For example, if a herniated disc compresses nerves in the back, pain will result. In some cases, this herniated disc may compress the sciatic nerve, a major nerve that travels from the lower back down through the legs. When this happens patients will not only feel pain their back, but also suffer pain in the legs and buttocks. Correcting the herniated disc is essential to bringing relief.

Chiropractic care is important for disc treatments because this technique addresses the underlying cause for pain. Adjustments help restore proper spinal alignment. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy may also be recommended. It is a revolutionary technique that creates space for a herniated or bulging disc to return to its proper position within the spine. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy utilizes gentle distraction forces to decompress the vertebrae and spinal discs. Relieving spinal compression also reduces pressure on nearby nerves, which relieves pain.

Our Yorkville chiropractor and medical doctor, Brian Berkey, DC, ACRB-level 1, CGFI, CFCE and Farah Malik, M.D., work closely together to create customized treatment plans that integrate a variety of different therapies. For example, they may recommend combining chiropractic adjustments to correct spinal misalignment, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy to reduce the disc herniations and/or disc bulges and enhance pain relief, physical therapy to help with spinal stabilization and core strengthening, and massage therapy to help reduce muscle spasms.

Rehabilitation exercises are an integral part of any treatment plan. These exercises help to improve posture and reduce the risk for future spinal disc injuries. Corrective exercises are also a safe and effective way to bring natural movement back to the body without aggravating an existing spinal injury. Together with adjustments and decompression therapy, these exercises support spinal alignment and are an important component to our disc treatments.

Don't let a disc injury hold you back; contact our Yorkville chiropractic physician today to learn more about our non-invasive and non-surgical disc treatments.