How to Repair a Lower Back Herniated Disc

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To repair a lower back herniated disc, there are many non-surgical treatments such as ultrasound, ice, stretching and postural corrections. Discover the many ways to help repair a lower back herniated disc with advice from a practicing chiropractor in this free video on back pain treatments.

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Hello, my name is Dr. Hans Delfo, Doctor of Chiropractic from Los Angeles, California. And this video is how to repair a low back herniated disc. An intervertebral disk is composed of a liquid center called the nucleus pulposis and a tough outer shell made of annular fibers. A disc herniation or disk bulge is when that liquid center has protruded through some of the tougher outer shell. This protrusion can be caused by things such as a car accident, sports injuries, slip and fall, any major trauma. But also it can be caused by tiny micro traumas which are most common. As we age the disc can dry out and decrease in size which makes it more prone to herniation and injury. As a disc bulge or herniation occurs it can put pressure on a nerve root, cause muscle spasm, cause pain and tenderness in the area. Seeing a doctor of chiropractic is important in the treatment and diagnosis of a disc herniation or disc bulge. Chiropractors are trained to evaluate and treat all forms of disc herniations and disc bulges. Your doctor of chiropractic may recommend further studies such as x-rays or MRIs to determine the severity or exact location of the disc herniation or disc bulge. Treatments for disc bulge or herniation by a doctor of chiropractic may include the following: adjustments to correcting misalignments in the spine or pelvis, therapies such as ultrasound, ice, stretching, and postural corrections. One more non surgical treatment for a bulging or herniated disc that your doctor of chiropractic may recommend is spinal decompression. This machine elongates the spine, puts traction into the spine and can help pull back that liquid center back into it's place. Consult your chiropractor to determine if this is a treatment that is designed for you. My name is Dr. Hans Delfo, thank you for watching my video on how to repair a low back herniated disc.


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