Chiropractic as a treatment for discopathy 

by | Nov 8, 2023 | chiropractic

Before we get into Chiropractic as a treatment, it is important to understand what disc disease is and how it can affect spinal health.

The intervertebral discs are structures located between the vertebrae of the spine, which act as shock absorbers and allow mobility of the spine.

A disc disease is the result of degeneration, injury or wear and tear of these discs, which often manifests as pain, stiffness and in severe cases, become herniated discs.

Treatment for discopathies without surgery or drugs

The efficacy of Chiropractic as a treatment for disc disease has become a subject of scientific interest. Numerous studies have shown positive results in patients with discopathy problems after receiving chiropractic treatments.

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics  in 2014 notes that patients with lumbar discopathy experienced significant pain reduction and an reduced disability after receiving regular chiropractic adjustments over a six-week period.

One of the most intriguing aspects of Chiropractic as a treatment for discopathy is how spinal adjustments can have such a significant impact on pain reduction.

When experiencing disc disease, the intervertebral discs may be compressing nerves and causing inflammation, resulting in acute pain and discomfort. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to realign the affected vertebrae and relieve pressure on the compressed nerves.

Chiropractic adjustment for disc disease problems

By receiving a chiropractic adjustment, the vertebrae are returned to their proper position, allowing the nerves to be released from compression. This not only decreases immediate pain by reducing pressure on the nerves, but also helps restore normal spinal function. As the spine regains its alignment and mobility, blood flow to the affected area improves, which contributes to healing and long-term reduction of inflammation.

In addition, chiropractic adjustments can stimulate the release of endorphins, the “happy hormones,” which act as natural painkillers in the body. This not only relieves pain, but can also improve mood and provide an overall sense of well-being.

Spinal adjustments performed by highly trained chiropractors are a powerful tool for addressing pain associated with disc disease.

The combination of releasing nerve compression, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body’s natural healing responses offers real and lasting relief to those suffering from this condition.

If you are looking for an effective, non-invasive alternative to treat your disc disease, chiropractic offers a promising path to recovery and spinal wellness.