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Slipped disc treatment without surgery — how can physical therapy help?

September 1st, 2019
Slipped Disc Treatment Without Surgery

“Slipped disc” is a commonly used term to describe a number of specific conditions that can affect the spinal discs. In the spinal column, the flexible discs help to separate the vertebrae and absorb shock from basic movement. This puts them under a large amount of stress that, combined with the natural aging process, can lead to conditions like herniated and bulging discs. 

If you are dealing with pain and other symptoms related to a slipped disc, we understand the devastating effect it can have on your quality of life. If you’re wondering whether surgery will be necessary to achieve lasting relief, it’s important to understand that surgical procedures are generally seen as last-resort slipped disc treatments. 

In fact, by committing to a conservative treatment that includes options such as physical therapy, a large number of people are able to achieve relief and a return to regular activity levels without ever needing surgery. As you read the following overview of the benefits of physical therapy, feel free to get in touch with us to learn more or for answers to any questions you have.  

Benefits of physical therapy for slipped disc treatment

Following a physical therapy program can help to relieve pressure on the spinal discs while promoting mobility and overall spine health. First, a therapist will review your medical history and assess factors such as your posture and movement. You will also discuss your symptoms, including the presence of shooting pain, tingling and numbness in the extremities. 

Physical therapy treatment plans for spinal disc conditions typically consist of a combination of assisted therapeutic exercises and manual therapies that are designed to accomplish the following: 

  • Strengthen the supporting muscles around the spine 
  • Increase range of motion 
  • Improve posture
  • Relieve pressure off of compressed nerves

It’s also important to commit to any recommended lifestyle changes that are recommended, such as getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet. 

Find the slipped disc treatment you deserve

At Rehab Access, our goal is to help you create a customized treatment plan that helps you achieve your wellness goals. We’re committed to delivering the same level of care that we would to our own family members. 

To learn more about our full range of treatment options and to schedule your initial appointment, contact a member of our dedicated team today.