The severity of herniated discs varies
From a barely noticeable injury that heals itself to a crippling painful condition that knocks you out of action indefinitely, herniated discs vary widely in scope and severity. While it is true that most people have the capacity to heal their herniated disc by themselves, for others the injury can develop into a chronic condition. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, it is our foremost priority to stop this from happening. To us, successfully healing a herniated disc goes far beyond just getting rid of the pain. It also involves:
- restoring full range of motion
- restoring full strength to the supporting musculature
- preventing the injury from recurring
The first step is a proper diagnosis. From there we determine which modalities will benefit you the most. Read on to learn about one of our most successful techniques for rehabilitating herniated discs.
The Cox Technic Flexion Distraction technique is one of the foremost chiropractic techniques for healing herniated discs.
This is a specialized, non-surgical procedure that is specifically designed for the herniated disc injury. While it can help with conditions like sciatica, facet joint syndrome, and spinal stenosis, the Cox Technic was initially conceived with the herniated disc in mind. At our office in Sacramento, we have a specialized table on which you lie face down. The table is adjusted to your body and the vertebrae above the injured disc are stabilized. We then gently flex the lower part of the table which in turn flexes the vertebrae below the injury, helping to promote the retraction of bulging disc material.
This suction effect is what makes the Cox Technic Flexion Distraction method so effective at treating herniated disc injuries. If you have been suffering from a herniated disc, give our office a call to schedule an appointment and find out how we can help you heal more effectively.