Rehabilitating Herniated Discs

In the pursuit of rehabilitating your herniated disc, we emphasize a straightforward and practical approach. Our primary objective is to assist you in managing your condition, with a primary focus on alleviating pain. While an initial period of rest may be advisable, it’s crucial to recognize that your muscles require consistent conditioning to facilitate a proper recovery. Exercise plays a pivotal role in complementing chiropractic care as we work together to restore your full health.

In our care, you can expect chiropractic adjustments aimed at restoring joint mobility and hands-on treatments that enhance blood circulation to the affected area, promoting the healing process. However, what can you do in the interim to contribute to your own recovery?

  • Start small with simple stretches that lengthen restrictive muscles, improving muscle tone and range of motion.
  • Improve core muscles: trunk muscles, abdominals, and pelvic stabilizing muscles are all important for sharing the burden of your body’s weight with the lumbar vertebrae.
  • Leave the couch behind. In the early stages of your recovery, focus on light aerobic exercise: walking or swimming are good places to start. Only go for as long as you feel comfortable, and then gradually increase your time each day.

The key takeaway from this message is that a diligent commitment to exercise is integral to your complete recovery and the long-term health of your back. To develop a dynamic and tailored strategy for rehabilitating your herniated disc, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule an appointment today. We’re here to guide you every step of the way towards a healthier, pain-free future.

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