Herniated Disc

Zeal Chiropractic & Performance Sunshine Coast

Dr Dean Ormsby, Rehab Chiropractor

BSc(Chiro), MClinChiro

Overview of a Herniated Disc

Every individual has a unique journey when it comes to their herniated disk challenges. Recognizing the need for personalized assessment and diagnosis, our rehab chiropractors are dedicated to providing the most effective treatment plans tailored to your specific situation. With their expertise and guidance, you can find relief from the pain and discomfort of a herniated disk and get back to living your active life.

Signs & Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

The symptoms of a herniated disk can be both intense and debilitating. You may experience sharp, shooting pain that radiates down your leg or arm, making even the simplest of movements excruciating. The discomfort can also manifest as numbness, tingling, or weakness in the affected areas. These symptoms may be exacerbated by certain positions or activities, further limiting your mobility and daily functioning.

It is crucial to diagnose and treat a herniated disk as early as possible to avoid potential long-term consequences. Left untreated, this condition can lead to chronic pain, muscle weakness, and even permanent nerve damage. In addition, the indirect costs of ignoring the issue may include decreased productivity, loss of job or income, and a diminished quality of life.

Causes of a Herniated Disc

While there are common root causes of a herniated disk, such as age-related wear and tear or injury, it is important to remember that each situation is unique and requires individual attention. Our rehab chiropractors will carefully evaluate your specific condition to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your needs.

When To Seek The Advice of a Rehab Chiropractor

Q: What's the difference between a herniated disk and a slipped disk? A: Although often used interchangeably, a herniated disk refers to a situation where the soft, jelly-like substance inside the disk bulges or leaks out through a tear in the tough exterior. A slipped disk is a more general term that encompasses a range of disk issues, including herniation.

Q: Can chiropractic care help with my herniated disk? A: Yes, chiropractic care can be an effective treatment option for herniated disks. Our rehab chiropractors will assess your condition and develop a customized treatment plan that may include spinal manipulation, physical therapy, and other therapies to help alleviate your symptoms.

Q: How is a herniated disk diagnosed? A: Our rehab chiropractors use a comprehensive diagnostic process, which may involve a physical exam, imaging tests (such as X-rays or MRIs), and a review of your medical history, to accurately diagnose your herniated disk.

Q: Are there any lifestyle changes I can make to manage my herniated disk? A: Yes, adopting certain lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and practicing proper posture, can help to alleviate the symptoms of a herniated disk and prevent further issues.

Q: What are some alternative therapies for herniated disk? A: In addition to chiropractic care, alternative therapies such as acupuncture, massage, and yoga may provide relief for some individuals with herniated disks. Our rehab chiropractors can help you identify the most suitable options for your unique situation.

Visit Us

Don't let the pain of a herniated disk hold you back from living an active, fulfilling life. Our highly skilled rehab chiropractors are here to provide expert, personalized care tailored to your unique needs. Experience the benefits of our comprehensive treatment options and take the first step towards a pain-free life. Call us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey to recovery.

Dr Dean, Rehab Chiropractor, at the Synergy Performance Institute

Zeal Chiropractic & Performance Sunshine Coast

• We will take the time to truly understand your problem and listen.

• You will be given a clear plan of care unique to your specific situation.

• We will spend an hour with you one on one providing chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy and rehab.

• We will focus on getting you an outcome not just pain relief.

Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and take the elevator or stairs to your right and go to level 1. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

Directions

Enter through the main entrance and we are the first room on the left. Take a seat in the waiting area where Dr Dean will meet you.


Forest Glen Clinic

@ Synergy Performance Institute

35 Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen 4556 QLD

Hours

Tuesday 3pm–7pm

Thursday 3pm–7pm

Friday 3pm–7pm

Kilcoy Clinic

@ Kilcoy Indoor Sport Centre

14-16 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 QLD

Hours

Saturday 8am–1pm

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