We have been treating herniated discs at Executive Express Chiropractic (formerly Front Street Chiropractic) for over 18 years now...without drugs or surgery.
I am amazed at the amount of herniated disc patients that think that they are doomed...and that the only option they have is back surgery. Heck...most of the people with disc herniations don't even know they have them...and never will.
So...just because you have a cervical disc herniation, or a lumbar disc herniation, does not mean it's the end of the world.
Sure...there is a sub-set of disc herniation patients that develop serious problems and do require surgical intervention...but this is the exception...not the rule.
There is also a sub-set of herniated disc patients that are not surgical candidates (even though they may have been told they were), who have symptoms that become chronic (persist for more than 90 days). These patients often end up in a "no mans land" where nothing seems to help (even chiropractic), and either they don't need surgery, or they don't want it. Now what do you do?
Well...it was this very reason that we purchased our first nonsurgical spinal decompression machine over 5 years ago. Sure, we were already very successful treating disc bulges and disc herniations...but sometimes chiropractic, massage, exercise, acupuncture, and physical therapy was not enough. Sometimes we just had no answers...and neither did anyone else.
But things changed when we started incorporating lumbar decompression and cervical decompression into our disc herniation protocols.
Recently, we purchased a Lite-Cure deep tissue laser, so we are able to offer deep tissue laser therapy which is able to accelerate healing in herniated disc patients.
Things are different now. And YES...herniated discs can be repaired without surgery.
My Recommendation: Find a doctor that offers all of these services. If you live or work near downtown San Francisco, you can visit Executive Express Chiropractic at the Embarcadero Center. 415-392-2225.