Disc Herniation

Disc Herniation

It can be challenging to engage in everyday activities when you’re suffering from disc herniation in your neck or back. Our compassionate care professionals use a gentle and effective approach to diagnosing the source of your pain and creating a treatment regimen that alleviates your pain and gets you back to normal as quickly as possible.


What Causes Disc Herniation?

Disk herniation is often caused by gradual, aging-related wear and tear called disk degeneration. As people age, the disks become less flexible and more prone to tearing or rupturing with a minor strain or twist.

Most people can’t pinpoint the cause of their herniated disk. Sometimes, using the back muscles instead of the leg and thigh muscles to lift heavy objects can lead to a herniated disk, as can twisting and turning while lifting. Sometimes a traumatic event such as a fall or a car accident is the cause.

How We Address Disc Herniation

Disc herniations can cause several symptoms, including pain, muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling. Not getting the appropriate treatment can lead to disc degeneration and more significant problems. Our team will use their decades of experience to pinpoint the problem and offer targeted treatment and pain management solutions to get you back to living a pain-free life.

We partner with you to create a personalized care regimen built with your well-being in mind. Treatments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Manual adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician-recommended exercise regimens
  • Stretching regimens
  • Regenerative treatments
  • Pain management with traditional or alternative medicines
  • Manual therapy (massage)
  • Traction or Spinal Decompression 
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What Results Can I Expect?

Correcting a herniated disc can take a while. Chiropractic adjustments can be moderately helpful in alleviating much of your discomfort. Being careful in your movements is also essential to prevent further complications. Pain management medications and injections can improve your condition as well. Over time, your situation will improve through consistent therapy.

Find Treatment for Disc Herniation in the greater Chicago area

If you have a disc herniation; we urge you to get in touch and get the help you deserve. Here at Global Clinic, we offer several options for getting you back in proper form. If you’re ready to feel better, fill out and submit the contact form below or call our office at (847) 299-7000.


Request Appointment

If you’re searching for relief and support, look no further. Global Clinic has been serving Northern Chicago for over 20 years, and we’re here to serve you too. To get in touch, simply fill out our contact form or give us a call at (847) 299-7000.