A herniated disc is a bulge or rupture in one of the cushiony discs resting between the vertebrae in your spinal column. Because your spine facilitates almost every movement your body makes, a herniated disc can cause difficulty walking and make it hard to care for yourself or even move comfortably. At Specific Care Chiropractic, our Pompano Beach herniated disc treatment team can help you feel better.
The physicians on our team can conduct a comprehensive examination. We want to hear about your injury, normal activities, and plans and goals for the future. More than alleviating pain and suffering, our goal is to create a restorative treatment plan. We aim to create a personalized plan that gets you back on your feet and moving without pain and distress. Our treatment options include physiotherapy and chiropractic adjustments.
Causes of Herniated Discs
When suffering from a herniated disc, you may notice symptoms like pain, a tingling sensation, numbness, and muscle weakness. Depending on whether your herniated disc is in your back or neck, you may experience other troubling symptoms specific to that area. A herniated disc can be caused by:
The discs between the bones of your spine are filled with a jellied substance. When your disc is herniated, it cracks, and the jellied substance spills out and can intrude on sensitive nerves.
If your disc is herniated and your nerves are becoming irritated, report any symptoms to one of our team members. Our goal is to make a conclusive diagnosis and unique-to-you treatment plan for your recovery.
When to Get Professional Help
Some cases of herniated discs will resolve on their own. However, more severe cases will require medical intervention. In line with Cleveland Clinic recommendations, we recommend getting medical help if:
- The pain you experience is severe enough to disrupt your daily life.
- Your pain and other symptoms linger for a month or longer.
- You experience an otherwise unexplained loss of bladder or bowel control.
- Your limbs and extremities become weak and tingly, or you lose sensation.
If you suddenly have trouble standing or walking on your own, report these symptoms right away. You do not have to live with the incapacitating effects of a herniated disc. Our team of physicians can help you rebuild your health and strength.
What to Expect at Your Initial Appointment
Our physicians have developed a series of treatments for patients with herniated discs. Each part of the plan is customizable and optional so the treatment protocol you end up with fits your specific needs. We find out about those needs at your first appointment. To create your plan, we need to know your:
- Pain points
- Hernia location
- Pain level
- Trigger points
After asking these questions, we will conduct a physical exam and order any diagnostic tests we need. Then, at your next appointment, we will go over your test results and explain how we customized your treatment plan.
Our Pompano Beach Herniated Disc Treatment Plan
If you are struggling to cope with a herniated disc in Pompano Beach, our health care team can use our innovative approach to chiropractic medicine and whole-patient health care to help you get back on your feet.
Whether the pain of herniation is targeted or radiating, it can keep you from walking, sitting, moving, working, or managing your daily activities. We will keep careful medical records, update you as your treatment progresses, and discuss your feelings each step of the way to make sure your recovery stays focused and on track.
Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation and Adjustments
Chiropractic medicine has long been used to help the body use its own strength to heal itself. Manipulations and adjustments help realign your spine and relieve pain. Our team will discuss chiropractic options with you so you understand the benefits of each and can make the best choices for you.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM) Therapy
E-STIM therapy uses short electronic pulses to repair your muscles and damaged nerves. It follows your spine and focuses in on the hernia location to ensure maximum relief.
Specialized Exercise Regimen
Learning to move your body in effective and purposeful ways is an important part of your recovery process. The stretches and therapeutic exercises and movements we teach are designed to target and restore the injured area.
We will work with you in our rehab room to help you master techniques you can take home with you. We may also offer massage therapy, ultrasound therapy, and the use of our vibration plate.
Finally, if your herniated disc resulted from an accident for which you are requesting compensation, our health care team will work with your legal team. We can provide documentation of your injury, treatment plan, and prognosis.
Hear From Our Satisfied Patients
When clients are happy with our service and support, they tell others about it. Read what our previous patients say about our custom medical care and services:
“Great doctors and staff. They take the time to listen and answer questions. The office staff is also amazing, very friendly and accommodating.” — Brandy Reale
“Always the best service. I have seen a few chiropractors in my time, but these folks are the best.” — The Phillips
“I highly recommend if you need any type of chiropractic care, rehabilitation, physical therapy, massage therapy, that you go to Specific Care Chiropractic. It is the best of its kind.” — Larry Stuart
Your health care needs matter to us. You can learn more about the injuries we treat and the services we offer on our What to Expect page.
Contact Our Pompano Beach Team Today
Have you been diagnosed with a herniated disc in Pompano Beach? If so, you do not have to suffer endlessly with pain, discomfort, and numbness. Find out how our innovative herniated disc treatment can help you get the relief you need. Contact one of our Specific Care Chiropractic team members by calling (239) 932-5314 today.