Herniated discs, especially those that result in pain down the leg are troubling for athletes, weekend warriors or just the regular Joe/Jane. I am sure there are people who avoid seeing a chiropractor because they have been told that they have a herniated disc. They have been told by others that a chiropractic adjustment would make them worse and to not go see one.
I treat people with herniated discs, sciatic, and back pain every day. This is what I treat the most in my practice. Spinal Manipulative Therapy, the chiropractic adjustment, is often a part of a person’s treatment. It does help and this paper shows that. The paper even shows that spinal manipulation has similar effects to medical procedures.