Bad Disc Slowing You Down? Acupuncture for Lumbar Disc Herniation Can Help


Are you willing to give up the things that you love to do because of Lower Back Pain? Do you want to stop golfing? Skiing? Working out? Chasing your kids? Have you already stopped doing the things that you love to do because you are afraid to aggravate your low back? So many people are missing out on the things that make life great because of pain. As the leading providers of acupuncture Cincinnati, OH depends on to keep them moving after a disc herniation, we understand first hand how debilitating a lumbar disc herniation can be to your quality of life.

Is someone that you know trying to “live around” their low back issue? Or worse…are they trying to stifle their pain with dangerous drugs? This is a slippery slope that is causing bigger issues with addiction – both prescription and illegal drugs.

Look, this is very sad on its own…but what makes this really tragic is the fact that this problem is almost always correctable – without dangerous drugs or surgery. But only if people get the right information. You can help someone – even if that someone is YOU.

Non-surgical and drug-free spine care with chiropractic and acupuncture has helped thousands of people locally (and millions more globally) correct the cause of their lower back issues and get back to life!

There are specific strategies that you can start doing – as well as very specific bad habits that you must STOP doing immediately if you want to end the suffering. You can get out of pain, get your mobility and strength back – and do the things that make life worth living …without feeling like you risk a relapse every time you try to use your body.

Bottom Line:

pinal discs play an essential role in your low back, acting as small shock absorbers and giving you the ability to move in many different directions. Your discs are comprised of two major parts – an outer ring of cartilage which provides support and a jelly-like center that facilities motion. As age and injuries catch up with us, the disc can herniate. A herniated disc is when the middle (the jelly) of the disc breaks through the outer wall irritating a spinal nerve and causing severe pain in your back or leg. Researchers have found this most often occurs between the ages of 35-50.

Why it Matters:

Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered from pain caused by a herniated, slipped, or bulging disc. The pain can be so intense that many people think surgery is the only way to correct it. Well, we have good news. Research has shown people who choose chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture had the same amount of relief, and even better long-term outcomes, as those who chose surgery! And what about those medications that mask the pain but fail to correct the problem? Well, research has shown chiropractic adjustment and acupuncture to be significantly better than many of the common drugs prescribed for back pain. Here are some take away points:

  • Top-research journal, SPINE, has recommended the use of adjustments for back pain.
  • Adjustments were shown to provide significantly more relief than medications.
  • Adjustments have been shown to be just as effective as surgery for taking care of herniated discs in Cincinnati  .
Next Steps:

Your spinal discs stay healthy by having strong muscular support and a full range of motion. Keep your spine stabilizing muscles healthy by committing to daily exercise. And what about maintaining a full range of motion? It’s easy! Chiropractic adjustments gently and effective help restore proper range of motion in your neck, mid-back, and low back.  When your spine is moving well with appropriate support, you are going to feel great!

Non-surgical Spine Pain Professional, Dr. J. Adam Metzger works to help people overcome neck pain, back pain, and headaches as quickly as possible. Triple Board Certified in Chiropractic Medicine, Physiotherapy, and Acupuncture, Dr. Metzger from Spine Wellness Center is focused on accurate diagnosis, individualized treatment plans, and teaching patients how to best care for themselves and their family.

Science Source:
  • Spinal High-Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation in Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain. SPINE. 2013
  • Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2010


Do not ignore your herniated disc, it can become worse overtime. It’s important to consult with the doctor and understand the root cause of herniated disc.

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