If you are searching for chiropractors that treat disc herniations in San Diego CA then you have found the #1 rated office in San Diego for just that. We have been specializing in disc herniations for the past 16 years and with over 26,000 treatments we have learned a thing or 2 about how to best treat disc herniations and keep the pain away long-term.
There are 3 main keys when it comes to treating disc herniations and sadly most doctors who claim to be specialists or experts in treating disc herniations are unaware of these.
1. Modification - there needs to be an awareness of what is causing the pain and then that needs to be modified so it no longer occurs. For example how do you get in and out of the car, a chair, how do you pick something up off the floor, there are many modifications that need to be discussed.
2. Decompression - the vast majority of disc herniations are the result of spinal compression. Pressure on the spinal discs causing the disc to bulge or herniated out and then press upon the nerves and cause the pain. We utilize a treatment called NSSD - Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. This is gentle and clinically researched to be highly effective for disc herniations studied by Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University and Mayo Clinic among others.
3. Core Stabilization - There needs to be a specific plan and protocol to get the person's back muscles to be able to support themselves without compressing the discs once again. Unfortunately the majority of the exercises aimed at strengthening the core and abdominals are clinically proven to worsen the back pain and actually can cause disc herniations in the first place.
NSSD or Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a gentle, computer aided treatment that works to decompress the spinal discs which then takes the pressure off the spinal nerves and allows the disc to once again receive water, oxygen and nutrients to help repair the disc and treat the cause of the problem rather than focusing on the symptoms only. The most important is we get you back to feeling good, exercising, working, family activities and enjoying life once again.