Chiropractic Treatment for Herniated Discs

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Chiropractic Treatment for Herniated Discs

If you are looking for a non-surgical method to treat your herniated disc, then chiropractic treatment may be right for you. Dr. Raymond Semente is an experienced chiropractor near Smithtown who can treat your herniated disc naturally and without surgery. Contact us today to make an appointment.

What is a herniated disc?

Discs are rubbery cushions of cartilage between the vertebrae that are stacked up, helping make up your spine. Herniated discs commonly occur in the neck or lower back. A herniated disc occurs when the soft center of the spinal disc slips out of place and pushes against a nerve.

A herniated disk can cause pain in adjacent nerves and result in weakness or numbness in the arms and legs. Herniated discs are most often caused by disc degeneration which is steady wear and tear that increases over time. Discs typically get stiffer and are more prone to tearing or rupturing as you age.

Herniated Disc Symptoms

The most common symptoms associated with herniated discs are:

  • Arm or leg pain
  • Shooting pain when you cough or sneeze
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Weakness

Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs

Our chiropractor near Smithtown can help address back pain and other herniated disc symptoms. Chiropractic care can alleviate the pressure that a herniated disc places on the nerve roots of the spine. Some of the most common treatments that a chiropractor near Smithtown can provide are:

  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Pelvic blocking treatment
  • Flexion-distraction

Can a herniated disc be prevented?

Herniated discs can indeed be prevented. Depending on your line of work and the amount of physical activity that you engage in, you may be at an increased risk for developing a herniated disc. Some things to consider during physical activity to prevent a herniated disc include the following:

  • If you have been sitting for a long period of time, make sure to get up and stretch to relieve any pressure that has been put on your discs.
  • Engage in physical activity to keep your core strong.
  • Lift heavy objects using proper form.
    • This means that you are NOT bending at the waist, and instead, you are bending your knees whilst keeping your back straight to engage your leg muscles primarily.

How we can help

Dr. Raymond Semente is an experienced chiropractor near Smithtown who has been providing chiropractic care since 1984. Dr. Semente has extensive experience that he utilizes in developing an individualized case-by-case treatment plan based on your condition. Contact our office to make an appointment with an established chiropractor today!