Herniated Disc

An Overview of a Herniated Disc from Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic

At Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic, there are a few common conditions that we see in patients who come to see us. We know that many people in Bradenton, FL, live with back pain. Our chiropractic team is used to seeing a variety of conditions, one of which is called a herniated disc.


Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

If someone has suffered a herniated disc, there are a few telltale symptoms. First and foremost, on this list of symptoms is back pain. People may notice shooting pains which travel to their extremities. The pain often gets worse when people change position. Furthermore, people with herniated discs notice that the pain gets better or worse depending on what position they're in. Finally, some people may also notice numbness or tingling. Fortunately, there are a few treatment options that can help people with this condition.

How a Chiropractor Treats a Herniated Disc

If someone has been diagnosed with a herniated disc, he or she might think that surgery is the only option. This requires a surgical procedure called a spinal fusion. This can lead to serious complications and will reduce someone's range of motion. Fortunately, there are alternatives. When someone comes to see a chiropractor, we have a number of other treatment options available for a herniated disc. Some of the most important treatment options we have include chiropractic adjustments and manipulations. We will do this first to make sure the vertebrae in the back are properly lined up. After this, we will also employ a tool called spinal decompression. This is used to increase the amount of space that is present between the vertebrae. This can relieve the pressure that is being placed on nerves, which is leading to the symptoms that people describe. Trust us to help you.

Contact Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic to Make an Appointment with Our Chiropractor

A herniated disc is only one of the many conditions that we see on a regular basis. We are capable of treating a wide range of injuries and illnesses. Anyone who is living in the Bradenton area and looking for a compassionate healthcare provider should call Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic today to make an appointment. We have worked hard to make sure that we provide everyone with access to comprehensive healthcare services. Call us today at 941-739-2900 and see how we can help you and your family. We would be honored to do so.


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  • "Dr. Nichols has brought my condition back where I can live and work without pain, no other Chiropractor could help me get to this point. He goes straight to the problem areas and corrects them."
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