How is a Herniated Disc Diagnosed?
The gold standard for diagnosing a herniated disc is by an MRI. However, an MRI is often not necessary initially. A thorough exam including an appropriate history, orthopedic and neurologic testing, helps determine if MRI imaging is required.
We take a traditional biomechanical approach to assessing the spine, much like an Orthopedist (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) or highly skilled Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). We start with a detailed patient history, consultation and examination. Our thorough exam protocol determines if the issue is related to a disc herniation.
Our patients receive a customized treatment plan based on their unique conditions and symptoms. This approach allows us to provide long-term and focused solutions. We find that once properly diagnosed, the right treatment becomes effective to resolve the issue quickly.
Our goal is to ensure each patient feels heard and seen. We value you and aim to understand and treat you as an individual by taking the time to connect and offer personalized treatment. This included herniated disc chiropractic care.
How is a Herniated Disc Treated with Chiropractic Care?
Several medical associations, including the American Physicians Association, have recently changed their guidelines promoting or requiring conservative care (including chiropractic) before invasive procedures like drugs and surgeries due to the rampant opioid epidemic in America. The opioid epidemic is nowhere near being resolved and ruins families every day in this Country. The United States comprises 4% of the global population yet consumes 80% of the world’s opioid pain medication. The vast majority of opioid addictions started with properly prescribed medication for low back pain.
Dr. Manteris works with each patient to determine the right diagnosis and treatments that will be most effective to get you back on your feet quickly and safely. Chiropractic spinal adjustments are a safe and effective tool in the management of disc problems. Utilizing a variety of physical modalities that include spinal decompression, soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic exercise, laser and lifestyle modifications. In most circumstances, spine surgery and injections are not necessary.
There are cases that are not appropriate for chiropractic care. Many patients feel frustrated due to a lack of care management seen in traditional medicine. Dr. Manteris seeks to help patients navigate a path to healing by guiding patients to the right care providers when appropriate.
Contact Broomfield Spine + Injury at (720) 508-3982 for a free consultation to discuss the best course of action to help your body heal from back pain caused by a herniated disc