Your spinal column is made up of bones known as vertebrae that are cushioned from one another by discs. These soft, gelatinous discs protect the bones by absorbing the shock from everyday physical activities, like walking, bending, twisting, and lifting. Injury or weakness may cause the gelatinous inner substance to protrude out of the disc, pushing on the nerve and causing pain and numbness.
Treated early, most disc herniations respond to natural care and are able to avoid surgery. Chiropractic Adjustments or naturopathic stretching can help to reposition the spinal bones that are compressing the discs. Spinal Decompression Therapy then helps to create a vacuum, pulling the disc back into place, allowing renewed blood flow to the area and strengthening the ligaments so that they can hold the bones in their proper position again.
We offer low cost Spinal Decompression Plans to make this therapy more affordable for our patients.
If you, or someone you love, is suffering from the pain of a herniated disc, we'd like to help them find lasting relief. Call to make an appointment with Nixa chiropractor Dr. Hunter Greenwood at (417) 725-6655.