A herniated disk is a medical condition that occurs when one of the disks in the spine shifts out of its normal place. Because these disks are responsible for cushioning the vertebrae, many problems can occur when a disk moves out of its proper position. Some of the symptoms patients may experience with a herniated disk include weakness, numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm or leg.
The McKenzie Method is an assessment process used to diagnose and treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems, including herniated disks. This treatment was created by Robin McKenzie, a world-renowned physiotherapist. The purpose of this treatment is to empower patients to take control over their own symptoms.
The McKenzie Method is designed to diagnose and treat conditions without the use of expensive diagnostic imaging technologies, medication, or surgery. With this approach to treatment, the doctor encourages the body to heal itself.
The Mckenzie Method includes four steps: assessment, classification, treatment, and prevention. During the assessment phase, the chiropractor assesses the injury to determine the cause, extent, and implications. During the classification, the chiropractor places the injury into an appropriate subgroup. He will then treat the injury based on the subgroup, as well as other factors. Finally, he will teach the patient how to prevent the injury from worsening or recurring.
Chiropractic care can help patients with herniated disks to experience less pain on a daily basis without resorting to more invasive treatment options, such as surgery. With the McKenzie Method, patients will also learn to care for themselves at home so that they can live fuller, more active lives without worrying about worsening symptoms or additional herniated disks.
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