Herniated Disc Specialist

Active Life & Health Center

Chiropractors located in Sandy Springs, GA

It’s not uncommon to feel soreness in your neck after spending the entire day hunched over your laptop. But if your neck pain is affecting your ability to work or keeping you from your day-to-day activities, then board-certified chiropractor Judd Weinberg, DC, at Active Life & Health Center in Sandy Springs/Dunwoody, Georgia, may be able to help. He uses well-founded scientific methods to provide relief and improve quality of life and health. For a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Herniated Disc

What is a herniated disc?

Each of the vertebrae in your spine is separated by a rubbery disc filled with a jellylike substance that serves as a cushion in between the bones. A herniated disc occurs when the jellylike substance in the disc breaks through the tough exterior. 

Your herniated disc, which is also sometimes referred to as a slipped or ruptured disc, may develop after an acute injury or from degeneration of the disc itself, making it more vulnerable to tearing. 

Any disc in your spine can become herniated, but herniations most often occur in the lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck) spine. 

What are common symptoms of a herniated disc?

Your herniated disc symptoms may depend on the location of the herniation. Common symptoms include:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Tingling or numbness that travels down your arms or legs
  • Muscle weakness

A herniated disc doesn’t always cause symptoms. You may only experience the symptoms if the herniation is pressing on and irritating a nerve in your spine. 

What chiropractic treatments can improve my herniated disc?

Treatment for your herniated disc may depend on the location of your herniation and your symptoms. Dr. Weinberg develops personalized treatment plans for each of his patients after a comprehensive evaluation. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Traditional chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy procedures (traction, rehabilitation program, ultrasound)

Dr. Weinberg also offers nonsurgical spinal decompression for the treatment of a herniated disc.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is a treatment that gently stretches your spine to relieve the pressure on the irritated nerve and restore blood flow to the area to reduce inflammation and begin the healing process. During spinal decompression, Dr. Weinberg has you lie on a special table and attaches around your pelvis a harness that gently stretches your spine to get the desired results.

Your treatment may last 30-45 minutes and you may need as many as 28 sessions to get the most benefits. Dr. Weinberg develops your treatment plan before you get started so you know what to expect. 

To learn more about your noninvasive, drug-free options for your herniated disc, call Active Life & Health Center or request an appointment online today.