Glacier Chiropractic
1702 NW Market Street
Seattle WA 98107

Herniated Disc Treatment

Herniated Disc Treatment

Glacier Chiropractic provides effective world class herniated disc treatment in Seattle. Bulging and herniated discs affect thousands of people across North America. Our office uses an integrated approach to diagnosing and treating back problems. Helping our patients live productive, pain-free lives is a valuable part of our mission. We have affordable rates, and walk-ins are welcome. Returning patients have the choice of selecting a multiple visit bundle that reduces the price per visit. Trust gifted hands at Glacier Chiropractic.

The Causes Of A Herniated Disc

In many cases, disc herniation is the result of gradual wear and tear that naturally accompanies aging. This process is called disc degeneration. With age, your spinal discs become less flexible and more susceptible to rupture due to a loss of water content. The loss of water content can become problematic since the discs in your spine act as the cushion between your vertebrae. A herniated disc can also be created by an injury that causes sudden jerking movements such as a car accident. One additional cause is the combination of the ones mentioned above. In this case, degeneration has weakened the disk so completely that a mild injury can create a problem.

Herniated Disc Treatment In Seattle

More often than not, a herniated disc will heal on its own. Glacier Chiropractic provides the most comprehensive herniated disc treatment in Seattle. The most common treatment options are:

  • Heat or ice
  • Exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medication

Surgery can be a last resort when all other options have proven ineffective. This is the case in about 10% of all patients suffering with a herniated disc.

Bulging Disc Treatment

Bulging discs can cause debilitating back pain, but a great many individuals that suffer from a bulging disc have no pain at all. A bulging disc simply protrudes outside of its normally occupied space between the vertebrae. Although a bulging disc is more common than a herniated disc, a herniated disc is more often associated with pain. The treatment of a bulging disc depends on the symptoms. Many people suffering from a bulging disc can manage their symptoms without undergoing surgery. Treatment plans may include the use of pain medications or physical therapy as a less invasive option to surgery.

Don’t suffer one day longer. Call the skilled and caring providers at glacier chiropractic to schedule your first appointment.

Glacier ChiropracticGlacier Chiropractic in Ballard provides professional and affordable chiropractic care. We treat a variety of spine and extremity conditions from our convenient Seattle area location.

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We're close to the following areas: Ballard, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Wallingford, Fremont, Magnolia, Queen Anne & Westlake.