Herniated Disc Specialist

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Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center

Chiropractor located in Frederick County, Frederick, MD

Herniated discs are a common cause of low back pain, neck pain and even chronic headaches, as well as pain and numbness in the arms and legs. As a top-rated chiropractic center in Frederick, MD, the doctors are skilled in treating herniated discs, offering state-of-the-art treatment solutions at Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center.

Chiropractic Treatment for Herniated Disc

What is a herniated disc?

Discs are spongy “cushions” located between each pair of spine bones (vertebrae). Their function is to protect the spine and the nerves that run through it from shocks and jolts while also helping the spine remain flexible. Discs are composed of a fibrous outer layer called the annulus that surrounds a gel-filled interior portion called the nucleus pulposus. Sometimes, a disc can slip out of position, extending beyond the edges of the vertebrae and pressing against nerves as they exit the spine while also irritating and inflaming surrounding tissues. This is called a herniated disc. In some cases, the disc can rupture and some of the interior gel can leak out, causing additional irritation and inflammation.

What symptoms do herniated discs cause?

Herniated discs can cause local pain, tenderness and dull aching at the site of inflammation, and they can also cause pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensations all along the pathway of the nerve that’s being compressed. In the neck, compressed nerves can cause a condition called cervical radiculopathy, with symptoms radiating from the neck into the shoulders, arms and upper back. In the lower back, herniated discs are associated with sciatica, a painful condition that causes symptoms to travel through the hips, buttocks and legs. Without proper care, herniated discs can cause muscle weakness and loss of coordination as well as long-term disability.

How are herniated discs treated?

Herniated discs may be treated with a series of spinal adjustments aimed at coaxing the spine into its proper alignment so the disc can resume its normal position. Typically several adjustments are needed to move the disc slowly back into place. Adjustments are often accompanied by therapeutic massage and gentle stretching exercises to reduce pain and inflammation while also promoting faster healing. Lifestyle changes like losing excess weight, being more physically active, using better ergonomics at work, postural correction therapy and even wearing more supportive shoes can all help treat or prevent herniated discs by avoiding uneven strain on the back and ensuring the spine is properly supported.

How can a Chiropractor help with a herniated disc?

Are you suffering from back or neck pain? Then don’t ignore it as a pain that will take care of itself. In most cases, this pain is diagnosed as a bulging herniated disc. When anything gets painful, our only thought is – How do I stop this pain? Most people often wonder if a chiropractor can provide herniated disc pain relief. 

Chiropractors are experts in the spine and other joints, so it stands to reason that they’d know how to treat a disc protrusion or a herniated disc. 

Intervertebral discs are our body’s shock absorbers allowing our spine to move freely. But sometimes, a lot of pressure on the back can result in disc protrusion or a bulging disc. If the membrane ruptures during this push, it leads to disc herniation. 

Chiropractors have been known to heal patients through a treatment called Spinal Manipulation. This herniated disc therapy is performed manually or with special care that applies pressure in an evenly distributed manner. This treatment helps because there is a shift in the material of the protruding disc, and it reduces inflammation.

Some herniated disk chiropractors use Flexion-Distraction on a specially designed table. Here the goal is to stretch and isolate the affected area of the spine gently, reducing inflammation and possibly a shift in disc material.

Pelvic Blocking is another technique used to help with herniated discs. Cushioned wedges are placed beneath each side of the pelvis, and specific exercises are prescribed to the patient.

Another valuable tool for treating herniated discs in Kennedy Decompression Therapy. To learn more, click here



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The Mid Atlantic Clinic of Chiropractic continuously strives to provide its customers with holistic chiropractic wellness. Specializing in a range of different chiropractic techniques, our services can be utilized for various medical conditions. This includes posture correction and chiropractor treatment for migraines, back pain, sciatica, and pediatric chiropractic.

Our services have been carefully designed to incorporate state-of-the-art techniques and newer methods to provide safe and effective results. Taking a personalized approach to each client, we work with a set of “blueprint” techniques that are modified on a case-to-case basis. This strategy ensures patients benefit from tried and tested treatment methods while targeting their unique needs.  Since every condition impacts patients differently, our highly versatile approach provides consistent results across clientele and the severity of symptoms.

Here is a brief description of all the services offered at Mid Atlantic Clinic of Chiropractic:

Chiropractic Care:

This includes advanced spinal corrective treatment to address a range of issues, including leg pain, back pain, and spine misalignment. Our chiropractic care utilizes special manipulative therapy techniques that can help increase the range of motion, promote balance, realign the spine, and reduce inflammation. Chiropractic care can be beneficial for pregnant women suffering from back pain. It can also help athletes and veterans with injury rehabilitation.

Corrective Exercises and Spinal Rehabilitation Program:

Depending on their needs and requirements, clients may be assigned different techniques and exercises for faster recovery. However, corrective exercises and techniques are commonly used for spine rehabilitation and other back-related conditions. With over 30-40% correction rate, these exercises are easy to follow and can be conveniently carried out in the comfort of your home. In addition to spinal rehabilitation, these exercises are designed to help with muscle and connective tissue misalignment.

Cox Flexion Distraction:

Cox Flexion Distraction is a popular manipulative technique effective for chiropractic treatments. This hands-on spinal manipulation technique relieves back, neck and leg pain and severe spinal conditions. The Cox Flexion Distraction technique decompresses the spine through gentle stretching or applying traction to the lower spine. It is a non-surgical treatment that can also restore the range of motion in the joints and muscles, promoting flexibility and better posture.

Lifestyle Advice:

In addition to corrective and manipulative techniques for back relief, our chiropractic clinic also provides lifestyle coaching. Patients are informed and guided on avoiding specific activities that may make their symptoms worse. The service ensures patients can lead happy and fulfilling life without compromising their quality of living.

Nutritional Counseling:

Nutritional counseling services provide individualized dietary plans catering to patients' nutritional needs. This includes everything from a strictly structured diet for optimal recovery to prescription supplements to combat deficiencies.

Spinal & Postural Screenings:

Several reasons may contribute to posture and spinal issues. For effective results, we utilize screenings to reveal the overall functioning of muscles in alignment with the bones. This can help identify root problems and provides an indication of the overall condition of your spine.

Foot Levelers:

In cases where postural problems are caused due to a misaligned spine or pelvis, we also provide custom-made functional orthotics to correct imbalances in the feet. Unlike over-the-counter foot levels, our orthotics are designed to promote whole-body wellness.

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