A herniated disc can make the most basic of tasks extremely painful.

A herniated disc can keep you in bed for days or weeks at a time, stopping your life and slowing your productivity. However, you are not alone. 80% of American’s experience back pain at one point or another in their lives.

What’s more? There are millions of work days missed yearly in America because of back pain.

So what is the best way to help relieve you of your symptoms and get your discs healthy again? There are many options available to you.

We’ve researched the best options for herniated disc treatment.

Non-Invasive  Structural Chiropractic

This nonsurgical disc treatment is desirable because it’s non-invasive.

A chiropractic approach to treatment can help evaluate your disc issues with a total spine evaluation.

Certain conditions aren’t treatable with chiropractic care, but those that are can start treatment immediately.

Spinal manipulation and other adjustments will ease your herniated disc symptoms. With manual therapy and other therapeutic exercises, a chiropractor can manipulate your discs and spine back to where they need to be.

With stretching, exercise and gentle pressure on certain nerve areas, you can experience relief.


Epidural steroid injections can be an immediate band-aid for excruciating pain.

It’s a form of disc treatment that won’t solve the problem. However, it can certainly give you relief temporarily and get you back on your feet. Often, the ability to keep moving can help the disc recover favorably.

The injections deliver strong anti-inflammatory medication directly to the affected nerve area in your lower back.

It should provide enough pain relief so that you can seek structural chiropractic care or other physical therapy options.


Many people claim to receive great relief from their disc pain through breath focus and meditation.

This is especially helpful if you can sense that you’re getting hooked on ANY type of passive treatment, meaning that the doctor is doing all of the work then it can be a problem. You should never strive to be dependent on a treatment, despite the reality for some. You may be able to slowly reduce the amount of medication required by meditating for 15 minutes a day.


If your herniated disc treatment requires a more involved approach, there are surgical options.

Between posterior cervical laminectomy and cervical discectomy, your doctor will prescribe the best course of action for your disc surgery.

Sometimes the disc needs to be completely removed. This procedure will leave your spine fused to leave the disc space open. The key with surgery for herniated disc treatment is to not have it too late.

Herniated Disc Treatment: One Size Does Not Fit All

There isn’t a single treatment that will work for everyone.

Every person and every spine will require unique care. While there are many surgical and non-surgical options, your chiropractor can help you plan the best course of treatment.

Many people start with chiropractic care to see if the situation can be improved. If it isn’t improved within six to eight weeks, then it may be time to look at more extensive options.

Contact us today for a consultation. Let us help you take your first steps back to a healthy spine.