A spinal disc herniation, informally and misleadingly called “slipped disc”, is a medical condition affecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an invertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out.  This tear in the disc ring may result in the release of inflammatory chemical mediators which may directly cause severe pain, even in the absence of nerve root compression.  It is normally a further development of a previously existing disc protrusion, a condition in which the outermost layers are still intact but can bulge when the disc is under pressure

 Laser Therapy Treatment for Bulging and Herniated Discs

BioFlex Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) can be an effective treatment for back pain and herniated discs.  Treatment pads are placed over the affected area of the spine, and the light energy is deeply absorbed by the cells within the tissues, nerves and discs of the back.  These non-surgical treatments can reduce inflammation and pain, while promoting healing of the outer membrane of the discs in order to help them hold their shape and function properly.  Laser therapy can slow or stop the progression of this degenerative condition and alleviate the pain and inflammation in surrounding tissues. 

At times this condition can result in misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine, resulting in pressure on the nerves which creates a great deal of pain.  Dr. Wayne is trained in Activator chiropractic technique, which uses a small hand held device to tap the vertebrae back into alignment and relieve the pressure on the nerves and discs.  Laser therapy treatments can be given in conjunction with an adjustment to achieve the best possible outcome. 

Our combined care approach will also incorporate a lifestyle review which may result in recommendations for changes to exercise, diet or activities.  These small changes can often result in a huge impact on your overall health and help you to live your best possible life for as long as possible.   Living with a bulging or herniated disc does not mean that you will have to give up all the things you love!

If you are living with back pain from a bulging or herniated disc, please call our office at 250-860-4518 to book a consultation and discover how we can help you repair the damage and restore your quality of life.

Laser therapy is the safe and clinically proven effective treatment of choice for patients of any age – child to senior.  This painless therapy is non-invasive, non-surgical and has no side effects.