Almost 5% of those who suffer from back pain have a herniated disc, also often referred to as a slipped disc. While occasionally herniated discs cause no pain, often patients are in extreme discomfort. Our upper cervical chiropractor offers care for herniated discs.
Even if you have tried other treatments for your herniated disc and been let down, we are here to help. We take a unique approach to treatment, with our world-class chiropractor specializing in the methods of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). The spinal correction method we use can bring relief to those who suffer from herniated discs.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc is an issue with the discs between the spine. When the soft part of the disc slips between the hard part of the spine, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Pain in the lower leg or arm, which turns into a shooting pain if you sneeze, cough or shift into a certain position.
- Tingling or numbness radiating from the impacted nerves.
- Weakness in muscles served by the nerves.
You might stumble, have trouble holding things or feel a sharp, burning pain when you have a herniated disc.
How Does a Herniated Disc Occur?
Often herniated discs develop with age. You can also slip a disc when you make a particular motion, such as turning to lift something or twisting awkwardly.
What Is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor?Upper cervical chiropractors specialize in the relationship between the neck and back and the rest of the body. UCC chiropractors recognize that seeking treatment for a herniated disc involves returning the body to a healthy state where the neck and back are in balance and not throwing off the rest of the body’s function. Our chiropractor is trained in methods from the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA), and he is one of only 200 doctors around the world qualified to perform this type of spinal correction. Upper cervical care can manage the symptoms of herniated discs and even help them heal.
NUCCA for Relief From Herniated Discs
NUCCA provides upper cervical care for herniated discs while recognizing the interconnectedness of our body. The technique focuses on adjusting the Atlas vertebra. Our chiropractor, Dr. George Gertner, knows that restoring nerve flow to the roots in the lower spine won’t work unless the Atlas and cervical spine are getting a normal nerve supply.
We successfully use NUCCA to treat a range of conditions, returning your body to the right balance. Our belief in holistic approaches emphasizes the wellness of the whole body, not just individual parts.
Contact UCC of New York for Your Herniated Disc
Our upper cervical chiropractor for herniated discs strives to deliver exceptional treatment that will have you feeling better quickly. Just see what one of our clients who suffered a herniated disc says about our care: “Since this present treatment, I have had marked reduction in the tingling and numbness and no shoulder or neck pain in a short time.”
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Dr. George Gertner is a family man, healer, philanthropist, author of “The Gift of Hope”, public speaker, and founder of one of the world’s busiest Upper Cervical Chiropractic clinics.
After receiving his bachelors degree in biology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY Dr. Gertner moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Life University. Before graduation, Dr. Gertner had a severe injury to his lower back. Traditional chiropractic procedures were not providing relief until he met a chiropractor that specialized in NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.)
Then he spent the next two years mentoring from one of the best Upper Cervical doctors; learning in the same office that helped change his life. After two years, Dr. Gertner returned home to New York to open his own office. He currently is one of less than 300 NUCCA chiropractors worldwide.
Dr. Gertner has been featured numerous times in Chiropractic Monthly Magazine for his expertise in treating Trigeminal Neuralgia and Myofascial Pain. Dr.Gertner has lectured locally and nationwide discussing various symptoms using the Upper Cervical technique.