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Herniated Disc Treatment in Walnut Creek

casual man with back painYou may have never thought about the discs in your spine until pain or loss of function starts interfering with your quality of life. At Holmes Chiropractic, we care for bulging and herniated discs to get you out of pain and feeling incredible again.

All up and down your spine, small cushions known as discs sit between your vertebrae. Each spinal disc has a jelly-like center contained by bands of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs give you the flexibility to turn and bend with ease.

Tiny Causes of Major Pain

Over time, discs can easily bulge or herniate. Improper lifting, slips, falls, and car accidents can cause the core to shift, resulting in significant pain and loss of function. Even if you don’t remember having suffered an injury, you may still have a disc problem. The wear and tear of daily routines, or even the undercurrent of accumulated stress, can also lead to bulging and herniation.

The aging process does not automatically lead to disc issues. Many of these problems are due to years of neglect. Others were simply hard to catch early on. Some people don’t experience symptoms until they’re in an advanced stage of degeneration.

Imbalance, Pressure, and Pain

Think of a disc bulge like squeezing a water balloon between two hands. As most of the jelly-like substance concentrates on one side, the disc becomes too thin in the center. If not addressed promptly, this problem can escalate. Herniated discs occur when the central portion of the disc ruptures.

The most common symptom of any kind of disc problem is radiating pain. As the disc shifts from its default position, it can enter the spinal canal and spaces between the joints, compressing or irritating sensitive nerves. Other symptoms may include sharp pain, numbness or tingling, weakness, or a chronic dull ache.

Gentle, Effective Healing Techniques

If we suspect any disc issues, Dr. Holmes will schedule an MRI to give us the exact picture of your condition. He’ll use imaging combined with a thorough history, assessment, and examination to make a diagnosis. We’ll then build a customized plan of care for you.

We respond to disc issues with a research-backed technique called spinal decompression. This comfortable therapy involves gently separating the spine and disc at the targeted area. By removing the compression or stress to the nerve, we help restore disc health.

As pressure releases from the nerve, the reverse vacuum effect pulls nutrients back into the disc. This infusion of blood and nutrients gives everything discs need for healing. All we have to do is provide a gentle stretch. Your body will take care of the rest.
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Helping You Recover Naturally

Chiropractic is a remarkably effective and natural solution for various disc problems. Drug-free chiropractic care can help improve joint mechanics by improving spine motion and reducing inflammation. Multiple studies show an 86-92% success rate with spinal decompression, making it a safe and reliable alternative to risky injections and invasive surgery.

Chiropractic adjustments can effectively restore proper motion and position of malfunctioning spine bones. If addressed before permanent damage takes place, disc tissue often returns to a more normal size and shape.

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Responding early to health problems prevents them from worsening and becoming harder to restore. Book your first visit now.


Herniated Disc Treatment Walnut Creek CA | (925) 938-1122