Cervical Disc Herniations, Chiropractic, and Spinal Decompression
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:33pm
San Francisco Chiropractor and Herniated Disc Doctor Comments:
Herniated Discs in the neck are not as common as herniated discs in the low back. I have seen statistics that show a ratio of 7:1 lumbar to cervical. And this is what we see at our San Francisco Spinal Decompression Center.
I have found that cervical bulges and herniatons in general, are more difficult to treat than herniations in the low back...especially the bad ones. The patients we see in San Francisco for spinal decompression of the neck...have usually tried everything...including chiropractic.
If a patient has not tried chiropractic care...we consider it... but only if we think it makes sense medically. The last thing we want to do is make the problem worse.
Sometimes we will do no-force or low force chiropractic adjustments before cervical decompression to see how it goes. Or, we will do some very light adjustments in conjunction with the nonsurgical cervical decompression.
Either way, the adjustments are very very light and are usually done with an instrument. There are NO "popping or cracking" sounds. Patients that have been unable to handle physical therapy, chiropractic, or exercise...are usually able to handle nonsurgical cervical decompression with the DRX9000c.