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Herniated Disk Treatment at Vira Wellness Chiropractic of Hollywood, FL

Herniated Disc

The flexible vertebral discs that protect the spinal column from bumps and jolts may go unnoticed unless something goes wrong with them, at which point they can be difficult to ignore. 

A bulging or herniated disc can result in a variety of unpleasant and/or disabling symptoms, ranging from back or neck pain to strange neurological misfires in your legs or limbs. This level of discomfort may have you pondering surgery, but keep that thought for the time being. Vira Wellness Chiropractic can help you restore your everyday function and comfort with non-invasive herniated or bulging disc treatment. 



Vertebral discs undergo a lot of punishment on a daily basis, but that’s what they’re designed to do. A disc is made out of a fibrous casing (the annulus) that is roughly shaped like a hockey puck and is filled with a gel-like fluid internal material (known as the nucleus). The discs have a springy characteristic to them, which allows them to absorb shock. The disc also keeps the spacing between the vertebrae steady. This is crucial because it allows the facet joints that connect and articulate those vertebrae to move freely. However, discs can and do have issues, and when they do, so do you. Have you ever heard the terms “slipped disc,” “bulging disc,” or “herniated disc” and had no idea what they meant? A slipped disc (which does not literally “slide” out of the spinal column) is a condition in which a vertebral disc stretches outward beyond the space in the spinal column that is ordinarily reserved for it. This description can apply to both bulging and herniated discs. 


Bulging discs are prevalent when the fluid inside the disc loses some of its water content, which is a natural side effect of aging. The disc becomes flatter and wider as the nucleus’ composition decreases. You may suffer the following symptoms if it bulges out far enough to pinch nerves: 

  • Backache 
  • Neck ache 
  • Tingling, numbness, and pain 
  • Loss of function in a leg or arm (sciatica) (cervical radiculopathy) 
  • Back Pain  

The limited space between the vertebrae tugs on the facet joints, which can cause back or neck pain. This can lead to osteoarthritis and persistent inflammation. The soreness is exacerbated by a herniated disc. The annulus of a bulging disc might deteriorate and tear if put under enough force. The rupture of the sensitive annulus can produce excruciating pain, and the release of material from the nucleus (which has inflammatory qualities) can irritate nerve tissue in addition to causing discomfort. Herniated discs are also caused by acute injuries, such as those sustained in car accidents. 


Whether you have the beginnings of a bulging disc or a full-blown herniation, know that these painful illnesses don’t always need surgery. You can probably receive decent outcomes from conservative bulging or herniated disc treatment unless your problem is exceptionally severe or extensive. 

The first step is to get a full physical examination. We’ll use X-rays and other diagnostic tools to determine which discs are involved and what they’re doing to your spine. We can also determine if there is any underlying misalignment or postural issue that has made you particularly vulnerable. 



We can use precise, safe procedures to rectify or control that erroneous disc once we’ve recognized it and the reasons for it. Non-surgical spinal decompression is very beneficial in the treatment of bulging or ruptured discs. Harnesses are used to secure you to a computer-controlled treatment table in this technique. The table provides just enough mechanical traction to slightly separate the vertebrae around the disc. This generates a vacuum inside the space, pushing the projecting disc back into the spinal column and easing pinched nerve sensations. 

Our other therapies may also be beneficial to you. Massage and physiotherapy can help you recover from other damage incurred in an acute injury, while chiropractic adjustments can correct imbalances that put extra stress on the discs.


Make your arrangement today by calling Vira Wellness Chiropractic at +1(954)- 669-1125.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Discs are cushions that separate the vertebrae in the back. The nucleus pulposus is a soft liquid that is filled into these discs. This liquid has been forced out of the disc in a herniated disc, causing the back cushion to collapse. This means that the vertebrae are now stacked on top of each other with no cushion between them, resulting in excruciating pain. 

There are a few common treatments for herniated discs. Over-the-counter pain relievers are commonly used as the initial line of defense. Motrin or another anti-inflammatory is commonly used to treat this. Chiropractors can also execute various alignments and other procedures that can aid with herniated disc treatment. 

Herniated discs are more common in the elderly and less common in children and teenagers. Using the back muscles to raise large objects rather than the legs can put a lot of strain on the spine over time. The back disc may herniate as a result of this. The lumbar spine, which is in the lower area, is the most prevalent place for disc herniations. 

Yes! Chiropractors have studied and are experts in a number of back pain treatments. Chiropractors have received advanced instruction in neck, back, and spine alignment. This implies that chiropractors have a thorough understanding of the discs that sit between the vertebrae and can assist people in recovering from a herniated disc. 

There are a variety of illnesses that can affect this fragile cushion that sits between the vertebrae, in addition to a herniated disc. Some patients, for example, may be diagnosed with a slipped disc, which occurs when the disc slips out of position but does not rupture. Other people may have degenerative disc disease, which causes the discs between the vertebrae to gradually disintegrate. 

Doctors have gained enhanced training in order to distinguish between different types of spinal problems. When a patient with a herniated disc is asked to bend back and forth or side to side by the doctor, their pain will respond in predictable ways. If the pain does not respond in the way a herniated disc should, it could indicate another form of back problem. In addition, imaging methods such as an MRI are occasionally performed to aid in the diagnosis. 


One of the most common reasons people seek the assistance of a competent healthcare expert is back discomfort. Call us immediately if you need a back pain doctor in Hollywood, Florida to help you with a herniated disc or any back problem. Our clinic, Vira Wellness Chiropractic, is administered by highly qualified and experienced chiropractors who can help patients and their families with a wide range of back pain issues. 

Make your appointment today by calling Vira Wellness Chiropractic at +1(954)-669-1125. 

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