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Herniated Disc

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MRI Showing herniated or Bulging Disc in low back.

What is a Herniated disc?

The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. But when a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a herniated disc. It may also be called a slipped or ruptured disc.

What are the symptoms?

When a herniated disc presses on nerve roots it can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the area of the body where the nerve travels. A herniated disc in the lower back can cause pain and numbness in the buttock and down the leg. This is called sciatica. Sciatica is the most common symptom of a herniated disc in the low back.

Neck disc herniation.

Herniated discs in the neck (cervical spine) can cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the neck, shoulders, chest, arms, and hands. In some cases a very large herniated disc in the neck may cause weakness or unusual tingling affecting other parts of the body, including the legs.

Degenerative Disc Disease and Osteoarthritis.

Once injury takes place and as we age a process known as degenerative disc disease begins. As the tissues and discs start to breakdown multiple levels are affected and begins Osteoarthritis

Castle Rock Herniated disc relief treatment.

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, traction based treatment that uses a computerized guided pulley system to cycle through distraction and relaxation phases to gently separate the bones of the spine. A specific spinal segment can be isolated and placed under a negative pressure gradient, causing a vacuum effect within the disc. The disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc, thus taking pressure off the surrounding pain sensitive nerves. In addition to relieving nerve irritation, decompression therapy increases circulation to the disc which stimulates healing within the injured tissues.

In fact, our system offers additional options that many of the other systems do not. In addition to lumbar traction, our system is also capable of performing cervical decompression traction.

How Long is a Typical Treatment?

A typical treatment session for decompression therapy is approximately 20-30 minutes depending on each patient's condition. In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during their spinal decompression sessions. We make every effort to make you comfortable during your sessions. Because most patients receive therapy before their treatment to relax the muscles and rehabilitation exercises afterwards, the total time spent in our office is approximately 45 to 60 minutes per session. We have experienced positive results utilizing 12 - 18 treatment sessions over a 4 to 6-week period. Although treatment may last up to 6 weeks, many patients feel relief from their pain after only a few sessions. And remember, every case is different, so your results and number of treatments may vary from the averages.


Our friendly staff will happily provide you with an estimated cost of your care plan. However, we assure you that we are very competitive with pricing and choose to pass the savings on to you. In fact, you may save more than half of what other clinics are charging!

How do I Know if Decompression Therapy is for Right for me?

At Helms Chiropractic & Wellness we want to make it easy. Call our office today and schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Helms 303-858-8288 During this consultation you will have the opportunity to ask questions about treatment protocols, procedures and candidate selection. Together, we will help you decide if you are ready to become a patient and start enjoying the benefits of SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY.