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How to help back pain from a herniated or bulging disc….without surgery.

The Medical Solution

Managing the pain and discomfort associated with a herniated or bulging disc in your back can be a frustrating experience. In a lot of situations you are only given the option of pain medications, spinal injections, or surgery. Most of these solutions can help with the pain but often only act as a temporary band aide not ever addressing the underlying problem.

The Underlying ProblemPhone 816

So you may ask what exactly is the underlying problem? Why do I have these disc herniations or bulges in my back? Disc problems can occur due to several reasons. One of the most common problems is improper posture. In today’s technological world we are doing a lot of sitting and looking down at our phones and computers. This alters our body’s natural upright posture putting more stress on our spinal joints and discs. Think of the spine as a stack of blocks. If one block becomes misaligned it makes the structure less stable and puts undue stress on the other blocks in order to balance itself. Through everyday stresses and strains we start using our body in an unsymmetrical way. This causes imbalances in how the joints move. When the joints don’t move correctly the stabilization muscles around the joint stop protecting the joint further increasing the stress on the discs.

Our SolutionPhone 820

So what is our solution? We are proud to offer spinal decompression therapy utilizing the Kennedy Decompression Table.  Spinal decompression gently opens up the disc spaces allowing for new fluid to go in helping to heal the disc. In other words we temporarily reverse gravity allowing the pressure to be removed from the disc. We also want to create a healthy environment around the disc by restoring proper alignment and motion to the area through an adjustment using an instrument called the Impulse IQ. This technologically advanced instrument has a sensor in it that measures the motion of the spinal joints. Once maximum motion of the joint is achieved the instrument shuts off automatically. Lastly we want to strengthen the posture through certain exercises to help prevent recurrence of the symptoms.

About Dr. Reed

Dr. Reed is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician ® who enjoys working with people of all ages. He has been in practice for 11 years and recently opened a new clinic in Bryant, Arkansas. He enjoys helping people achieve better health by getting to the true cause of their problem.

Mention this blog post and receive a free consultation with Dr. Reed to discuss whether this revolutionary therapy is a good option for you. Yes that’s right Dr. Reed will sit down with you and see if this therapy is a good fit. Call today!!!

3 Join the Conversation

  1. elise brewer says
    Mar 23, 2016 at 5:17 AM

    I want to try this next time I'm in.

  2. Cerisse Harcourt says
    Sep 23, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Sounds like something i might be able to use. What if there is some scoliosis??

    • dr.reed@bryantfamilychiro.com says
      Sep 23, 2016 at 7:07 AM

      Hi Cerisse. This procedure works well with patients that have some scoliosis. As you know scoliosis causes some asymmetrical pressure on the discs often leading to problems. We would always do a biomechanical assessment on you to see if there is any way we can help the scoliosis or strengthen the spine around it to make it function better. Thank you for your comment. If you have any further questions feel free to contact our office.

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