If you’ve been suffering from back pain due to a herniated disc and nothing seems to help relieve the pain, it’s time to try a new approach.
Drs. Jeremy Todd and Anita Gulic at Vatra Spine And Sport in Island Park, NY provide effective treatment options to help you get the results you desire.
Living With Back Pain
Millions of Americans complain of back pain, and many of those people miss work, workouts, and other regular activities due to the pain. In some cases, especially when the pain is due to overuse, it will go away in a few days with rest and home remedies, such as heat or ice therapy. However, back pain often stems from more serious issues like herniated discs, which take more care, attention, and time.
A herniated disc occurs when part of the cushion between your vertebrae gets put out of its proper place. It sometimes puts pressure on a nerve, which causes pain and tingling in the extremities. It can also lead to a build-up of scar tissue that not only increases the pain and tension but also blocks the body’s flow of healing nutrients.
Many doctors often tell patients with herniated discs to wait it out and utilize pain medication to cope with the pain. In some cases, they recommend surgery, which is typically not necessary.
Holistic Approach to Herniated Disc Pain in Island Park, NY
In order to relieve herniated disc pain, the herniation itself must be addressed. This means utilizing methods that can help the disc return to its natural place. Medication cannot do this, and surgery often causes additional problems – even if it’s successful.
There are, however, methods that help the body heal itself, and these are the methods that Drs. Todd and Gulic at Vatra Spine And Sport utilizes to help patients achieve relief.
The most effective method they put into treatment plans is adhesion release. Either with the use of acoustic wave therapy, an instrument or strictly with their hands, they works to break up the adhesions or scar tissue around the damaged area. This not only helps to relieve tension and pain but also improves the flow of blood and healing nutrients to the target area.
Drs. Todd and Anita will also recommend and walk through specific exercises that can improve the healing process. They work to gently stretch and strengthen the core and spine, which helps to reduce pain, restore mobility, and much more.
If herniated disc pain is impacting your life, don’t just “wait it out.” Achieve the relief you’re looking for by visiting Drs. Todd and Gulic at Vatra Spine And Sport in Island Park, NY. Call (516) 432-2100 to schedule your appointment today.