Arlington Heights Chiropractor Helps Bulging, Herniated and Degenerated Discs With Advanced Treatment

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Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment for Bulging, Herniated Discs in Arlington Heights

Dr. Ryan Hamm, a chiropractor in Arlington Heights, uses some of the most advanced methods to help people with bulging, herniated, and degenerated discs.

Most people with a disc problem do not know what is causing it, why they have it, or what is the best way to fix it. Arlington Heights chiropractor, Dr. Ryan Hamm, takes an advanced approach to helping people resolve bulging, herniated, and degenerated discs.

What Causes Bulging, Herniated, and Degenerated Discs?

Spinal discs are located between the vertebrae of the spinal column. They provide shock absorption and flexibility for motion. Discs have a tough exterior and a soft, jelly-like inner core. If people have poor posture, a weak core, and bad movement habits, discs can begin to bulge out of place. The discs lose water (dehydrate) and develop cracks like dried mud. These cracks allow the soft, inner nucleus of the disc to “leak,” or herniate out of place. This leakage can cause an inflammatory reaction and put pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves running next to the disc. If the discs in the lower back are affected, this can lead to numbness, sciatica or pain in the legs. If it is located in the neck, it can lead to numbness or pain in the shoulder, arms, or hands.

Herniated Disc
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The bottom line is bulging, herniated, and degenerated discs develop due problems with spinal alignment, lack of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) and bad movement habits.

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Do Bulging, Herniated, or Degenerated Discs Need Surgery?

Many people believe the only way to fix a herniated disc is with surgery.  This is not the case. The vast majority of bulging or herniated discs resolve with conservative chiropractic treatment.  One study found 80 percent of patients with neck or lower back disc herniations reported substantial or complete pain relief with chiropractic adjustments.  MRIs taken after chiropractic treatment showed 63 percent of patients had a reduced or completely reabsorbed disc.  In other words, the discs went back in place after the spine was adjusted back into proper alignment.

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Arlington Heights Chiropractor Treats The Cause of  Disc Problems

Arlington Heights chiropractor, Dr. Ryan Hamm, takes a unique and different approach to treating bulging, herniated, and degenerated discs. He utilizes advanced chiropractic adjustments, dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS), and corrective exercises to restore posture, alignment, intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) regulation, and promote better movement habits.

Every day, we help many people with disc problems in Arlington Heights. If you live in the Arlington Heights area and suffer from a bulging, herniated, or degenerated disc, contact Dr. Ryan Hamm to see if he can help.


Dr. Ryan Hamm is a chiropractor in Arlington Heights that has helped many patients in the Arlington Heights area resolve herniated discs. If you or someone you know is suffering from a bulging, herniated, or degenerated disc, contact him to see if chiropractic treatment can help.

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