Herniated Disc

Eden Wubante, DC -  - Chiropractor

Painfree Chiropractic & Rehab

Eden Wubante, DC

Chiropractor located in Alexandria, VA

Herniated Disc Specialist
Dr. Eden Wubante has been treating herniated discs for patients in the Alexandria area with her chiropractic technique at PainFree Chiropractic & Rehab for over five years.

Herniated Disc Q&A

How is a herniated disc diagnosed?

A herniated disc refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions between the vertebrae or bones of the spine where the spongy disc that cushions the vertebrae is squeezed out of place through a crack or gap in the bone.  It is possible to damage a disc without even knowing it, but many times this condition is a result of an auto accident, slip, and fall, work injury, other traumatic events.  In order to diagnose a herniated disc, the doctor will use a combination of x-ray, MRI, CT Scan, and physical examination where she will measure your strength, reflexes, and reactions to pain.

How is a herniated disc treated?

Traditional treatments include over-the-counter pain medications, narcotics, muscle relaxers, nerve pain medications, or even surgery in severe cases. Dr. Wubante offers a non-invasive alternative through her comprehensive chiropractic care. Through gentle spinal manipulation, the affected areas are put back in place to relieve pressure on the jelly-like discs, offering relief without medication. In conjunction with massage therapy, electrical stimulation, and mild exercises, it is sometimes possible to achieve total relief from a herniated disc without taking a single prescription drug.

What can I do to relieve pain from a herniated disc?

Your best option is to contact Dr. Wubante immediately for a thorough consultation and to begin treatment. Not only will she evaluate your condition, but she will also be able to offer a plan for restoring your spine's function leaving you pain-free. In the meantime, be sure you are using good posture when performing repetitive tasks and allow yourself 10-minute breaks while working at a computer or workstation to move, stretch, and change positions. Alternating ice and heat on your affected areas will also provide relief from any pain associated with a herniated disc.

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