I like to think we help prevent quite a few back surgeries each year.
In fact...as far as I know, only a few of our herniated disc patients last year ended up having surgery.
Time is on your side when you have a herniated disc, so in my opinion there is no reason to rush into surgery unless it is some sort of medical emergency.
Chiropractic care and nonsurgical spinal decompression are a very potent combination for herniated disc treatment. Spinal decompression as a stand alone treatment works very well also, as some patients are unable to handle chiropractic, or have already tried it.
In any case, there are treatment options for herniated discs other than surgery. Heck, you can always have back surgery if all else fails and you and your doctor feel it is the best option.
My recommendation: If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, find a chiropractor that has a spinal decompression machine and find out if you are a good candidate for treatment.
If you live or work near the San Francisco Financial District you can contact Executive Express Chiropractic at 415-392-2225. Ask for a complimentary spinal decompression consultation. We validate parking at the Embarcadero Center where we are located. We are also open on Saturdays 9-1pm.
If you do not live in the SF Bay Area, I can recommend the