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Manipulation for a Herniated Disc


Manipulation for a Herniated Disc

There are many forms of manipulation, ranging from methods similar to massage to other forms that use forceful pressure on the spine. Manipulation may not improve symptoms caused by a herniated disc. Manual treatments are usually performed by a trained osteopathic doctor, chiropractor, physiatrist, or physical therapist. Manipulation can range from slow pressing to a quick thrust.

Spinal manipulation relieves symptoms in some cases. But in rare cases manipulation may cause headache, dizziness, or other reactions.1 Talk to your doctor before you try manipulation for a herniated disc.

References

Citations

  1. Jordan J, et al. (2009). Herniated lumbar disc, search date July 2008. Online version of Clinical Evidence: http://www.clinicalevidence.com.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last RevisedFebruary 7, 2012

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