13 Mar Structural Correction Chiropractic and Disc Herniation
Structural Correction Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on correcting the alignment of the musculoskeletal system to relieve pain and improve overall function. One of the most common conditions that chiropractors treat is disc herniation, which occurs when the soft, gel-like material inside a spinal disc protrudes out through a tear in the outer layer.
Disc herniation can cause a range of symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected area.
However, chiropractic care, specifically structural correction chiropractic, can be an effective alternative to surgery for many patients with disc herniation. In this blog, we’ll explore what structural correction chiropractic is, how it works, and how it can help alleviate disc herniation symptoms.
What is Structural Correction Chiropractic?
Structural correction chiropractic is a specialized form of chiropractic care that focuses on correcting the alignment of the spine and surrounding structures to improve overall health and function. Unlike traditional chiropractic care, which may focus on providing temporary pain relief through adjustments, structural correction chiropractic aims to address the underlying issues that contribute to pain and dysfunction.
A structural correction chiropractor will typically begin with a thorough evaluation of the patient’s musculoskeletal system, looking for misalignments, imbalances, and other structural issues. Based on this evaluation, the chiropractor will develop a personalized treatment plan that may include a combination of adjustments, exercises, and other therapies.
How Does Structural Correction Chiropractic Work for Disc Herniation?
When a patient with disc herniation visits a structural correction chiropractor, the chiropractor will begin by evaluating the patient’s spine and surrounding structures to identify any misalignments or imbalances that may be contributing to the herniation.
The chiropractor will then use a variety of techniques to gently realign the spine and surrounding structures, taking pressure off the affected disc and promoting healing.
Dr. Berry and Dr. Alfonso’s Structural Correction Chiropractic protocol has 3 major components to rehabilitate and improve the health of the spinal disc. These 3 treatment components work synergistically to rehabilitate the discopathy.
The first step to our spinal disc rehabilitation is the Flexibility and Hydration Procedures.
Depending on the specific patient exam, mri and xray findings the application of up to 8 different active and passive therapies are performed.The goal of these therapies are to decrease soft tissue resistance, increase hydration and nutrition to the avascular disc and increase spinal motion segmentally and globally. The flexibility and hydration procedures prepare the spine for the alignment and strengthen reeducation procedures.
The second step to our spinal disc rehabilitation is the Alignment Procedures.
Once the spinal disc are hydrated and the tissue resistance is decreased the spine is prepared for the alignments procedure determined from 41 measurements 23 angles on weight bearing x-rays. The doctor utilizes his hands, specialized instruments, and tables to shift the spine to a better alignment based on the x-ray measurements.
The third step to our spinal disc rehabilitation is the Strengthening and Reeducation Procedures. Once the spine is in a better configuration it needs to involuntarily hold these new positions. The application of a specialized form of neuromuscular reeducation and sensorimotor integration training is how this can be achieved.
The use of a specialized body weighting system helps rehabilitate the involuntary neurologic reflexes controlling the spinal configuration and strengthens the postural muscles to learn the new spinal positions. This will decrease abnormal loading of the disc, increase spinal flexibility, and decrease tight supporting tissues.
The clinic treatment combined with a patient specific home rehabilitation program can result in improved spinal structure alignment globally and segmentally that decreases abnormal spinal disc loading. This improved spinal alignment also improves the spinal motion globally and segmentally promoting better diffusion, imbibition, and osmosis improving disc health for the patient.
For more information on our unique structural correction chiropractic treatment for spinal and extremity conditions please visit our treatment page on our website.
What are the results of Structural Correction Chiropractic for disc herniation patients?
Through structural correction chiropractic, patients with disc herniation can experience a range of benefits, including:
Pain relief: By reducing pressure on the affected disc and promoting healing, structural correction chiropractic can help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by disc herniation.
Improved function: When the spine and surrounding structures are properly aligned, patients may experience improved range of motion, better posture, and overall improved function.
Reduced reliance on medication: Structural correction chiropractic can help reduce the need for pain medication, which can be particularly beneficial for patients who are unable or unwilling to take medications due to side effects or other concerns.
Structural Correction Chiropractic can be a safe, effective alternative to surgery for many patients with disc herniation. By addressing the underlying issues that contribute to pain and dysfunction,
If you have been experiencing spinal symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, mid back pain, rib pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, disc herniations or protrusions, neuropathy, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, pain/numbness/weakness in your arms, hands, legs or feet……..
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Dr. Rodolfo Alfonso, D.C.
Dr. Mark N. Berry, D.C.
Sunset Chiropractic and Wellness
8585 Sunset Dr.
Miami, Florida 33143