Non-Surgical Solutions for Herniated & Bulging Discs
The information you share with us during your consultation, in addition to your exam and advanced imaging findings, helps us determine if we can help you. If you’re a candidate for our care, you can expect to have decreased pain, less numbness and tingling, improved function and increased muscle strength. Our doctors provide a long-term strategy to not only get the relief that you seek right away, but also prevent future spinal damage. We do not prescribe medications or perform injections.
Spinal Decompression slowly stretches and relaxes your spine. The cycles of decompression help create a vacuum phenomenon that allows nutrients, fluid and oxygen to flow back into your discs. This vacuum effect produced at the level of the affected disc, retracts the bulge/herniation back to center. This is important to note since discs are avascular. Meaning that discs do not have direct blood supply, with capillaries terminating at the end plates of the bones next to them.
Less than 20% of back surgeries are considered successful (meaning zero symptoms or disability). In our opinion, all non-surgical treatment options should be exhausted before surgery is considered. If you have had radiographs or MRIs taken before, please bring them with you to your appointment for our doctors to review. We see many patients that have failed other treatments such as prescription medications, physical therapy, and even surgery.
Don’t lose hope! We treat many patients with disc herniations successfully with our state-of-the-art spinal decompression technology and NUCCA Spinal Care dual approach.
Learn more about Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression and NUCCA Spinal care.
Want help with your disc injury? Call our office at (619) 313-5403 or request an appointment here.