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Herniated Disc Treatment in The Woodlands

Patient suffering from back pain because of Herniated Disc

If you are looking for help with herniated disc treatment in The Woodlands, it would be our pleasure to assist you. We are Core Health Spine & Rehab, and we have a tremendous amount of experience helping patients of all backgrounds recover from a herniated disc. We offer professional chiropractic care that can help you address this common cause of neck and back pain. Learn more about how we can help you recover from a herniated disc.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

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So, what is a herniated disc? A herniated disc takes place when one of the discs in between your vertebrae ruptures. Your spine is made up of a network of bony vertebrae that protect your spinal cord. Then, you have discs separating the vertebrae, preventing them from rubbing against each other. There are some situations where these discs can rupture, leading to a herniated disc. The most common location for a disc to rupture is in the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine, between L3 and L4 or between L4 and L5. Herniated discs are also common in the cervical (neck) region of the spine.

If you suffer a herniated disc, there are several symptoms you may feel. These include:

  • You might experience back pain or neck pain that can change depending on your position.
  • You may notice shooting pains that travel from your back down your leg or from your neck down your arm.
  • You could have a difficult time sitting or walking for a long amount of time.

Therefore, it is important to take a closer look at the causes of a herniated disc.

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

Similar to other conditions, there are numerous causes of a herniated disc that you should know. Some of the most common causes include:


One of the most common causes of a herniated disc is a traumatic injury. For example, it is not unusual for people to suffer a herniated disc if they lift heavy objects without the proper technique. If you put a lot of stress on your back instead of on your legs, you could suffer a herniated disc.

Senior suffers from Herniated Disc due to wear and tear.

There are also many people who suffer a herniated disc in a motor vehicle accident. When your torso flies forward and a motor vehicle collision, you could suffer a herniated disc.

Wear and Tear or Degeneration

You might also develop a herniated disc due to wear and tear or degeneration. Gradually, your spinal discs could dehydrate. When this happens, they are less able to resist daily stress, which could lead to a herniated disc. It is important for you to take care of your back to limit this risk, and a chiropractor can help you do that.

Degeneration and Injury Combination

Ultimately, many herniated discs are caused by a combination of degeneration and traumatic injuries. Over time, your spinal column could begin to degenerate, meaning that your discs are less able to resist acute stress. Then, a relatively innocuous event could lead to a herniated disc. For example, something as simple as a sneeze could cause one of the discs in your spinal column to rupture. That is why it is important for you to visit a chiropractor to ensure your back and spine are healthy.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Herniated Disc

When it comes to treating a herniated disc, non-surgical options are often the first line of approach. At Core Health Spine & Rehabilitation, we offer a range of conservative treatments to effectively manage herniated disc symptoms and promote healing. These non-invasive treatment options include:

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  • Chiropractic Care: Our skilled chiropractors specialize in spinal adjustments and manipulations. By carefully applying controlled pressure to specific areas of the spine, they can alleviate discomfort, reduce nerve impingement, and improve spinal alignment. This approach not only provides pain relief but also helps restore normal spinal function.
  • Physical Rehabilitation: Our dedicated therapists design personalized therapeutic exercise programs tailored to your specific needs. These exercises focus on improving flexibility, strength, and posture, which can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance overall spinal health. Through targeted stretches and exercises, physical rehabilitation aims to promote healing, restore range of motion, and prevent future injuries.
  • Pain Management: Our pain management specialists offer a variety of techniques to manage pain associated with a herniated disc. This may include medication management, where appropriate medications are prescribed to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. In some cases, targeted injections such as epidural steroid injections or nerve blocks may be recommended for more targeted pain relief.

At Core Health Spine & Rehabilitation, we believe in the importance of exploring non-invasive approaches before considering surgery. Non-surgical treatments not only provide effective pain relief but also carry fewer risks and complications compared to surgical interventions. By prioritizing conservative options, we aim to help you avoid unnecessary surgical procedures and achieve optimal recovery with minimal invasiveness.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Procedures

In cases where non-surgical treatments may not provide sufficient relief, minimally invasive procedures may be considered. These procedures offer several benefits, including:

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  • Reduced Surgical Risks: Minimally invasive procedures involve smaller incisions, resulting in reduced blood loss, lower risk of infection, and decreased postoperative pain compared to traditional open surgery.
  • Faster Recovery and Shorter Hospital Stays: Minimally invasive procedures typically require shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times. This allows you to return to your daily activities more quickly.
  • Lower Risk of Complications: With less tissue disruption and trauma, minimally invasive procedures are associated with a lower risk of complications, such as nerve damage or excessive scarring.
  • Preservation of Spinal Stability and Function: Minimally invasive techniques aim to address the herniated disc while preserving the stability and function of the surrounding spinal structures. This helps maintain overall spinal health and reduces the likelihood of future issues.

Overall Enhanced Patient Experience: Minimally invasive procedures often result in less postoperative pain, reduced reliance on pain medications, and improved patient satisfaction.

Our Team of Experts

At Core Health Spine & Rehabilitation, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced specialists dedicated to providing you with exceptional care:

Dr. Thigpen adjusting a patient
  • Chiropractors: Our chiropractors have extensive knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and treating herniated discs through spinal adjustments and manipulations. They work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
  • Pain Management Specialists: Our pain management specialists are trained in advanced pain management techniques and can develop an individualized approach to alleviate your herniated disc-related pain. They may incorporate medication management or targeted injections for optimal pain relief.
  • Therapists: Our therapists specialize in designing customized exercise programs aimed at improving flexibility, strength, and posture. They play a crucial role in your recovery, guiding you through exercises that promote healing and restore normal spinal function.

Why Choose Core Health Spine and Rehabilitation?

There are several compelling reasons to choose Core Health Spine & Rehabilitation for your herniated disc treatment:

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  • State-of-the-Art Facilities and Equipment: Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced equipment to ensure you receive the highest quality care in a comfortable and modern environment.
  • Patient-Centered Care Approach: We prioritize your individual needs and goals, tailoring our treatment plans to address your specific condition and concerns. Your well-being and satisfaction are at the forefront of our care.
  • Commitment to Ongoing Research and Innovation: Our team stays up to date with the latest advancements in herniated disc treatment through ongoing research and continuous education. We strive to incorporate the most effective and evidence-based approaches into our practice.
  • High Patient Satisfaction Rates: We take pride in our high patient satisfaction rates. Our dedicated team has helped numerous patients find relief from herniated disc symptoms and improve their quality of life.
  • Insurance Coverage: We accept a wide range of insurance plans to make our services accessible and affordable for our patients. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in navigating insurance coverage and ensuring a seamless experience.

Say Goodbye to Herniated Disc Pain! Your Journey to Recovery Starts Here!

If you are looking for a way to treat a herniated disc, it would be our pleasure to help you. We are Core Health Spine & Rehabilitation, and we provide you with access to a chiropractor with expertise and experience in treating herniated discs.  With chiropractic adjustments and physical rehabilitation, we can effectively treat a herniated disc while also limiting your possible complications and side effects.

Our chiropractors and physical rehabilitation have a tremendous amount of experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with a herniated disc. We have same-day appointments available, and we always customize our treatment plans to meet your needs. If you would like to learn more about herniated disc treatment in the Woodlands, please contact us to schedule an appointment by calling (281) 364-2673 to speak to our team!

With chiropractic care, physical rehabilitation, and pain management under one roof, we offer the most direct path to healing for everyone—including speciality services for babies, children, and pregnant moms.
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