My Herniated Disc Cured by a Chiropractor

Edmond, Oklahoma
May 23, 2014 2:43am CST
A few years ago, I went on a trip that involved a lot of golf and a lot of riding in a car. After the trip, my back felt very stiff from the moment I got out of bed and pretty much stayed that way all day long. One evening, a few weeks later, I had trouble sitting still while having dinner with my wife and some friends. I was experiencing some fairly severe pain that ran from my right hip down the length of my leg to my ankle. I took some ibuprofen when I got home before going to bed. The next morning I couldn't get out of bed for a good half hour or so because the pain in my hip and leg had increased to such a severe level. As I would eventually find out, I had a herniated disc that was allowing two of my lumbar vertebra to rub together and put pressure on the sciatic nerve that ran the length of my leg. To picture a herniated disc, imagine a jelly doughnut that has developed a tear in its side allowing the jelly inside to leak out. That inner part of the disc is was keeps the vertebrae from rubbing together and grinding on the nerves that run along the spine. The pain that results from this herniation of the disc can be temporarily crippling but can also be treated enough to restore the protective properties of the disc. After I was diagnosed with a herniated disc by a neurologist, I ended up being treated by a chiropractor. Over the course of several treatments, I was stretched on a machine that's the modern equivalent of a traction machine. I wasn’t relieved immediately, but after the final treatment, I ended up very close to pain free. My lower back muscles were extremely weak due to my decreased level of physical activity. I Started doing a lot of daily stretching that involved lifting my upper torso from a prone position. I also invested in an inversion table that allowed me to hang upside down thereby taking pressure off my lower back and strengthening my lower back muscles. I'm happy to report that my lower back eventually did get stronger and I'm completely pain free. I take care to stretch every day and I also use my inversion table at least twice a week. Take care of your back or you might have to go through the ordeal of a herniated disc too. If you are struggling with a herniated disc, then you ought to visit a chiropractor as soon as you can. A chiropractor can provide a whole treatment regiment to improve the health of your back -
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