Herniated Disc Treatments

Dealing with the pain and suffering of a herniated disc? Dr. Paul Hyland at Committed to Health Chiropractic Center in Creve Coeur, MO, offers personalized and effective herniated disc treatments to provide relief.

Chiropractic Treatment Techniques for Herniated Discs

Herniated discs are a common source of pain for many people. Sadly, that pain often leaves them so desperate for relief that they’re willing to try anything, including invasive procedures and addictive pain medication. If you are suffering from a herniated disc, you don’t have to let your desperation lead you down such a path when chiropractic care can deliver the safe, natural, and lasting relief you seek. Learn below some of the most effective herniated disc treatments offered by Dr. Hyland and the Committed to Health Chiropractic Center in Creve Coeur, MO.


Spinal misalignment is often a key factor in a herniated disc. When the bones are misaligned, the disc has to sustain more pressure than is healthy, which leads to a tear in the outer casing. Restoring alignment through adjustments helps to relieve pressure on the disc.

Traction/Decompression Therapy

Traction and decompression therapy are techniques that help stretch the spine. This creates space for all the spinal elements and relieves pressure on the discs and nerves.

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy involves using a device that sends low levels of laser energy into the soft tissues – in this case, toward the damaged disc. When the damaged area absorbs the energy, a series of natural healing mechanisms take place that improve blood flow, stimulate cellular repair, and more.

Massage Therapy

The muscles are often impacted by herniated discs, as they work harder to support the spine. Additionally, the inner filling of the disc sometimes spills onto the surrounding muscles. These issues can create tension and muscle spasms. Massage therapy can help by relieving tension, increasing blood flow, stimulating healing in the tissues, and reducing muscle spasms.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation therapy is effective whether your pain stems from an impacted nerve or muscle. It can encourage your nerves to produce and release endorphins, as well as reduce or eliminate muscle spasms by causing them to contract and relax. Muscles are often tight as a result of inflammation associated with a herniated disc and having to glide over spinal misalignments, but electric stimulation can speed the healing process.

Therapeutic Exercise

Strengthening the core muscles can help ensure your spine has the proper support, reducing the risk of herniations in the future. Stretching the damaged area can relieve tension and stiffness in the impacted muscles.

For a personalized combination of herniated disc treatments, visit Dr. Hyland at Committed to Health Chiropractic Center in Creve Coeur, MO. Call (314) 542-2003 to schedule an appointment today.

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