When you are ready to live without the disabling pain of a herniated disk, our team is here to help. Our Fort Myers herniated disk treatment professionals at Specific Care Chiropractic use your medical history, current condition, and your own body to help restore your health and mobility.
If you are struggling to cope with a herniated disk, we are on your side. When you visit our Fort Myers Chiropractic Center, one of the first things we will ask is if you know how your injury occurred. If your injury occurred due to a car accident, accidental fall, or physical assault, our team can also work with your legal representative at your request.
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Physical Therapy for Herniated Disk Patients
According to Mayo Clinic research, surgery is rarely necessary for treating a herniated disk—more conservative treatments like the ones we provide are typically effective. At Specific Care Chiropractic, we can build an individualized treatment plan for you that may include:
- Chiropractic spinal manipulation and adjustments
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM) therapy
- Rehabilitative exercise programs
Our herniated disk team orders imaging exams like x-rays, MRIs, and CTs to see what is happening inside your body. Doing so helps us develop the right physical therapy program for you. We work hard to ensure you get the right treatment plan and choose the physiotherapy options to provide you with maximum results.
Why Choose Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation and Adjustments?
A spine that is out of alignment can lead to musculoskeletal injuries like the herniated disk you are struggling with. Chiropractic medicine has been proven to provide pain relief for many injured patients. It combines spinal manipulations that use carefully controlled force to realign your spine.
Our team is trained to provide spinal manipulation that helps you get your health back, so you can experience stress relief and peace of mind. Spinal alignments and manipulation work by focusing on the affected area to alleviate the pain there.
Why Choose Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM) Therapy?
E-STIM technology is a gentle therapy that can help patients with a herniated disk recover mobility in their spines. As part of an overall physical therapy program, it involves sending electrical pulses to the affected area. The prescribed dose of electricity is increased to your comfort level to improve muscle strength and function.
The E-STIM treatment process generally includes exposing the treatment site, attaching electrodes, and carefully monitoring the resulting muscle contractions. Our staff member will help you decide if this treatment option is right for you, explain each step, and ensure you are comfortable throughout the process.
Why Choose a Rehabilitative Exercise Program?
Exercise has almost always been part of any healthy living program. The specialized exercise programs we offer injured patients are more than simple calisthenics—they’re rehabilitative. We focus on strengthening our patient’s bodies through:
- Exercise balls
- Vibration plates
The purpose of a custom exercise regimen is to elongate and strengthen your muscles, help you recover from a loss of strength, and encourage muscle functionality. We may also recommend combining massage therapy and visits to our Rehabilitation Room with your exercise plan.
Herniated Disks Can Have a Variety of Causes
Understanding the cause of your injury is critical since it can affect our herniated disk treatment recommendations. During your initial appointment at our office, we take time to talk to you about the potential causes, such as:
- Being overweight or obese
- Physical strains and demands
- Heredity and genetics
We also talk to you after your initial appointment and examination to review test results, schedule any additional tests, and create a treatment plan. Our goal is to alleviate your suffering and help you get back to enjoying robust health.
Seek Medical Attention if You Notice These Symptoms
Per Johns Hopkins Medicine research, the symptoms related to a herniated disk can vary widely. Such a wide range of symptoms can make diagnosis difficult, as you might not initially make a connection between your array of symptoms. It’s advised that you seek medical care if you notice any of the following:
- Sporadic or continual back pain
- Back pain that worsens with movement
- Spastic back muscles
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Weakened leg muscles
- Leg or foot numbness
You might also be struggling with knee or ankle reflexes or experience unusual changes in your bowel and bladder functions. A definitive diagnosis can lead to symptom relief through a comprehensive treatment plan.
Outstanding Patient Care Is Our Hallmark
Our patients are always the priority at Specific Care Chiropractic. After being treated by our chiropractic health team, previous patients left reviews like these:
“Love this office. Staff is great, Evelyn is super sweet and very helpful!” — Jessica Rodriguez
“Specific Care Chiropractor is the best ever seeing I went with no expectations of getting better at all, my 1st day in the staff was so friendly encouraged me and invited me home. The Dr. is awesome she gets me back on my feet that now I’m pain-free. So grateful!” — Guertie Edouard
“The staff, trainers, and doctors are awesome. They make sure you’re comfortable before starting their procedures. They are a very caring facility. If you have any questions, they will answer immediately and if the person can’t, he/she will find the right person to assist you. They are the BEST!” — Patricia Smith
We are proud to earn referrals and recommendations from our satisfied patients. Like we did for them, our goal for you is to restore your health and help you get back to enjoying your life.
Contact Our Fort Myers Herniated Disk Treatment Team
You do not have to live with the pain and limitations of a herniated disk. The chiropractic team at our Fort Myers office on Evans Avenue will help you build a plan for herniated disk treatment to free you from chronic pain.