Disc Pain at San Pedro Chiropractic Clinic

Disc pain can come in many forms, including: bulging disc, herniated disc, slipped disc, or pinched nerve. Many of these terms are used interchangeably, but have slightly different meanings. The one commonality is that they can lead to a lot of pain and discomfort, and they should be treated appropriately for the best long term results. 

Surgery, medications, and cortisone injections have long been common treatments for disc pain. However, in recent years patients have been looking for more natural treatments for disc pain and injuries, such as chiropractic. Research has shown and continues to show that chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment for many with spinal disc injuries. Of course, there is no one size fits all treatment, which is why we take a look at each individual who may have disc pain and make sure our treatment will be safe and appropriate for them.

Disc Pain Treatment

Our treatment typically involves three components:

  • Chiropractic Manipulation – This is called an “adjustment” and helps improve your overall spinal or joint function, while also improving your alignment. Often with disc injuries we use flexion-traction technique, which is more gentle and works well on compressed discs.
  • Massage Therapy – Our therapists provide massage/manual therapy to loosen up knots / tender / tight parts in your muscles. This can also help improve circulation, range of motion, and take pressure off injured discs.
  • Therapeutic Exercise – Based on our exam and findings, we recommend the appropriate stretches and exercises that can help your posture and speed up recovery. For disc injuries, McKenzie flexion and extension can often be helpful, as well as a safe routine to strengthen your core musculature.

In addition, advice and ergonomic recommendations are always made to help you heal quickly. For disc injuries it is particularly important to use proper lifting technique and avoid re-injury.

Our doctors are happy to help, please call us at (310) 548-5656 or send us a message from our contact page to book an appointment right here in San Pedro.