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Spinal Manipulation For Degenerative Disc Disease

chiropractic care for degenerative disc disease
It’s common for sufferers of spinal degeneration and spinal damage to be recommended surgery. Spinal manipulation, also known as spinal manipulative therapy, is a hands-on approach involving massage, the moving and jolting of joints and physical therapy. It can be a great pain relief treatment to those suffering from spinal diseases such as degenerative disc disease, herniated or bulging disc, sciatica, etc.

Spinal manipulation is used all over the world by chiropractors, physical therapists, and osteopathic physicians. It has had quite a bit of success in helping relieve pain of spinal diseases mentioned, especially severe back pain. The benefits of spinal manipulation are:

  • A non-invasive treatment
  • Relieves pain
  • Alternative to medical prescriptions
  • Restores range of motion
  • Restores physical function
  • No need for surgery
  • Maximizes nervous system function
  • Restores posture

The way spinal manipulation works is chiropractors use their hands to apply controlled force to specific joints that need to be restored. These methods relieves chronic back pain and help restore mobilization.

Depending on your case, a chiropractor will also advise an exercise program to work along with the spinal manipulation treatment. This exercise program will help enhance and maintain the corrections and strengthen and stabilize the weak and affected muscles and problem areas.

If you are suffering from back pain or sciatica pain and have been recommended surgery. You should first consider spinal manipulation as a surgery and drug-free alternative.