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Herniated Disc in Frisco, TX

woman on fancy couch with back painWhile there’s no such thing as a slipped disc, but bulging, protruding, and herniated discs are very real and extremely common.

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. Improper lifting, slips, falls, and car accidents can cause the core to shift, and the following disc issues arise:

  • Herniation—This occurs when the central portion of the disc ruptures.
  • Protrusion—A common cause of back pain, protrusion is when the disc bulges where it is the weakest, resulting in pressure on nearby nerves.
  • Prolapse—A prolapsed disc involves a spinal disc escaping from between the vertebrae of the spine.

Chiropractic First

Chiropractic is a remarkably effective and natural solution that can address a variety of disc problems. Drug-free chiropractic care helps improve joint mechanics by improving spinal motion and reducing inflammation.

Methods of Care

At Venn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we are Gonstead Technique Specialists. The entire concept is ultra precise, focused on the biomechanics of joints. Known as “The Disc Doctor” in Frisco, we use an in-depth analysis process to determine where to make the correction. When a patient has an acute disc problem, we don’t use rotation and are extremely gentle.

We also use spinal decompression therapy. A form of traction, it’s a computer-controlled system of intermittent pull and release designed to create a negative pressure within the disc, allowing the flow of oxygen, fluids, and nutrients to the injured area. The exact amount of pressure used is tailored to each patient based on the severity of their condition.

Our success rate has been nothing short of amazing. Gonstead plus spinal decompression is the best way to heal disc issues. We follow up with physical therapy to address why the problem occurred as an important component of the care plan.

Some patients experience relief quickly, others many need days or weeks to see improvement. Everyone is unique, so is their response to care.

One patient came to our practice years ago, after every doctor said he needed surgery or would end up paralyzed. Skeptical of receiving results, he came to us and was adjusted and worked on. His pain disappeared, and 20 years later, it’s still gone, and he never needed surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic help address disc problems?

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

Aren’t disc problems simply due to the normal aging process?

No. However, many disc problems are due to years of neglect. Many people with spinal problems won’t experience symptoms until they’re in an advanced stage of degeneration. Many elderly people who have maintained their spine throughout their lives still enjoy optimal spinal health and function.

Could chiropractic help me avoid surgery?

Possibly. It depends on the severity of your disc conditions. But it’s a good idea to start with chiropractic first at our Frisco office, in Frisco, TX, as it’s natural and non-invasive.

Book an Appointment

If you suspect a herniated disc or any other disc problem, contact our Frisco office today to schedule an appointment.

Herniated Disc Frisco, TX | (972) 668-9200