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Can Spinal Decompression Fix a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc or slipped disc can cause back, neck, or leg pain as well as other troubling symptoms. In some cases, a herniated disc will resolve on its own; however, if you have symptoms that last for a month or longer, you should visit a medical specialist. At Bell District Physical Medicine, our team includes a chiropractor, medical doctor, and nurse practitioner. We will diagnose the cause of your herniated disc and design a safe, effective plan for chiropractic herniated disc treatment in Cedar Park, TX.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

Spinal discs are cushions between your vertebrae that protect your spine and facilitate movement. A herniated disc occurs when one of these discs is injured, damaged, or irritated. If the tough exterior of the disc ruptures and the interior begins leaking out, you may experience symptoms like:

  • Lower back pain
  • Pain that radiates or shoots down your back through your hips, buttocks, and thighs
  • Numbness or tingling in your legs or feet
  • Muscle weakness or balance issues
  • Trouble sitting, standing, or walking

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

A disc can become ruptured and begin leaking after a traumatic fall or injury, particularly a sports injury or car accident. You can also develop a herniated disc due to fighting, assault, or abuse. Other common causes of a herniated disc are age-related disc degeneration, excessive weight, repetitive stress injuries, and strain on the surrounding muscles and tendons.

Treating Herniated Discs With Spinal Decompression

Once we have determined the cause of a herniated disc, we can design a personalized treatment plan. We typically recommend spinal decompression for herniated discs. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical chiropractic therapy that utilizes gentle traction to guide your discs back into place.

You will lie on a traction table that our chiropractor Dr. John Tuggle controls with a computer program. As the table shifts and moves, it will gently stretch your limbs, spine, and muscles. This encourages your spine and discs to move back into place, and relieves pressure on surrounding vertebrae, nerves, and muscles.

Preventing Herniated Disc Pain

In addition to treating your herniated disc and symptoms in our office, we will send you home with a personalized plan to prevent future herniated disc pain. We will recommend at-home exercises and stretches you can do to build core strength and stabilize your spine. We will suggest changes to make at home and work to support your recovery. We may suggest changes to your exercise, diet, sleep, and work routines.

Get Treatment for a Herniated Disc in Cedar Park, TX

Don’t go another day suffering through symptoms of a herniated disc in Cedar Park, TX. Visit us at Bell District Physical Medicine for herniated disc treatment. Call us today to schedule an appointment, or book an appointment online.

How Do Our Patients Feel About Us?
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  • Jennifer R.

    "Dr. Tuggle and his team are amazing! They have a solid approach for getting patients healthy with multiple treatment modalities and encouragement. He and his team subscribe to the belief that being healthy is a journey and they invite their patients in to participate in their healing. I have had truly remarkable success and am greatful"

  • Laurie C.

    "I had severe neck and shoulder pain and had tried all kinds of treatments and nothing was helping. I went to Dr Tuggle and I don’t have any pain at all anymore!! Thank you Dr Tuggle and team!! It’s been life changing for me."

  • Conna P.

    "I came in with a laundry list of pain points in both my back and neck. The team at BDPM listened to me, strategized with me on treatment and provided a comfortable place to heal and get stronger. The staff is incredible and made me feel like family while teaching me better ways to take care of myself. Highly recommend!"

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