If you have neck, mid back or lower back disc problems such as a bulging or herniated disc, you will know exactly how uncomfortable and painful it can be. Here are a few non-surgical treatment options that you should consider:

 

 

  • Diet

 

You need to give your body the nutrients it needs so that it is able to heal the area that has been injured. Your body needs collagen to heal and repair the damaged disc and tissues. Collagen is found in bone broth liquid. Drinking bone broth on a regular basis can be an easy dietary change you can make to help your injury. You should also focus on consuming more antioxidants from food sources such as blueberries.

 

 

  • Conservative Therapy Options

 

Before you opt for surgical procedures, you should explore some fantastic options such as Chiropractic care and or physical therapy.  Many times you can strengthen and stabilize unhealthy discs.  This approach is proactive, gentle and helps the body improve for the future. 

 

  • Pain Medication

 

Pain medication can provide temporary pain relief and chemicals can be used to temporarily decrease inflammation   However, pain relief by use of medication will not strengthen, stabilize or improve the condition. Some of the best clinical outcomes are when pain medication and conservative therapies are used in conjunction.

 

 

  • iTrac Therapy

 

The Head and Neck Centers of Excellence’s rehabilitation protocols use postural neuro-movements, physiotherapy, exercises, and iTrac therapy.  The iTrac is a modern and effective seated therapy device designed for restoring the cervical curve and reducing a forward head posture. It slowly stretches the discs and supporting tissues to relieve pressure and accelerate healing. Itrac is gentle, specific and digitally controlled making it highly successful.  

Most minor and moderately bulging disc injuries can be treated conservatively without having to resort to surgery. To fully resolve the disc bulge, the torn fibers of the annulus needs to heal. Book a session with the experts at The Head and Neck Centers of Excellence for a long-term, sustainable recovery today.