How To Heal Your Herniated Disc Without SurgeryWhen you cut your finger it heals. When you sprain your ankle it heals.Healing is one of the defining characteristics of living tissue - like growthand reproduction.Herniated discs can heal too. But like a finger or an ankle if you dont createthe proper environment for the healing process, the healing will beincomplete and may leave you with an ongoing problem.So what conditions can you create that will allow for the herniated disc toheal itself?1. You can feed your body a non-inflammatory diet to speed up theprocessing of the pain-producing chemicals. A non-inflammatory diet is lowin oils and simple carbohydrates but provides three portions of low-fatprotein per day.2. You can eat vitamin- and mineral-rich foods and supplements that willgive the discs remaining healthy cells the energy, tools and building blocksthey need to rebuild strong disc material. If you have other chronic healthproblems you may require a personalized dietary plan to bring your bodyback to more normal function.3. Once the body has the proper vitamins, minerals and fuel you can helpget the nutrition into the disc. On its own this process takes hundreds ofdays. But by decompressing the disc using the DRX-9000, our non-surgicaldisc decompression machine, we give the disc the best chance to build newfibers and to re-hydrate with water. This is what allows the right amount ofpressure to be maintained inside the disc and the disc can heal quicker.4. Then, by using the right combination of posture re-training exercises youcan restore mobility to the bones of the spine, restore the normal curve inthe lower back, and then align the upper body on top of the lower part. Thiswill bring the body back into alignment on top of the pelvis so anyabnormally concentrated force is reduced on the damaged disc. If you keepthe pressure off long enough for the ligaments to heal, the muscles tostrengthen and the nerve system to develop new programming then you canbuild enough strength to avoid re-injury.
If your goal is to heal the disc then evaluate your options with regard tothese requirements.Does the treatment, therapy or procedure you are considering help the discheal? If so, then it is at least headed in the right direction and has a goodchance at not just relieving the pain but restoring more normal function andpreventing the same thing from recurring in the future.Or does it destroy even more tissue leaving you with the same factors thatcaused the problem in the first place?Its your body. You need to decide what you are willing to allow to happento it.If you or someone you know has lower back pain, sciatica or a herniateddisc, call us at (414) 355-0433 to schedule a ComplimentaryConsultation with Dr. Donaldson to find out if you qualify for one of ourStandUpRight Spinal Disc Decompression programs or request anappointment online.