What is a Herniated Disk?

A herniated disk occurs when the outer layer of a spinal disc is cracked or torn, causing some of the inner material to leak out into surrounding areas. This condition usually results in inflammation in the affected area, which can lead to pain and discomfort. The most common site for a herniated disk is in the lower back, although it can also occur in the neck or upper back as well.

What is Stenosis?

Stenosis is a condition where there is the narrowing of the spinal canal or nerve root openings caused by an overgrowth of bone, tissue, or other material. It often occurs in people aged 50 and older due to high levels of inflammation along with wear and tear on their spines. Symptoms include pain that radiates down the legs and arms into hands and feet, numbness or tingling sensations, difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time, bladder and bowel problems, and weakness.

Conventional Treatment for Herniated Disks & Stenosis

Treatment options include physical therapy to strengthen muscles around your spine, medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain, epidural steroid injections to reduce inflammation, and often surgery if necessary.

Conventional protocols will typically include managing pain by taking over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen (harmful to the liver and gut lining) or using topical creams such as capsaicin cream. In severe cases, doctors may prescribe anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, or analgesics including opiate drugs which have unwanted side effects like addiction.

Most doctors are frequently not trained in functional neurology to properly identify & diagnose the underlying drivers for inflammation that can cause herniated discs and stenosis.

They will often tell patients that they just “have to live with it” and “you have to stay on the meds” and accept the side effects that come along with these mind-altering pain medications, surgery or injections.

Fortunately, there's a clear path toward resolving pain naturally when you have the right guide by your side!

Our Approach to Herniated Disks & Stenosis

At Premier Health Of Summit, we help motivated adults struggling with herniated discs and stenosis. We not only do decompression therapy to provide instant relief to help them with lingering chronic pain and neuralgia so they can finally reclaim a pain-free, confident life feeling and look their best… especially if they feel unheard and literally don’t know what to do next.

Herniated discs and spinal stenosis can cause severe nerve pain. These conditions can be incredibly debilitating, and traditional treatments such as physical therapy, steroid injections, and even surgery are often not enough to provide lasting relief. Fortunately, there is an alternative treatment that has been proven to help ease pain associated with these conditions: decompression therapy.

What Is Decompression Therapy?

Decompression therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses a traction table to relieve pressure on the spine. The patient lies down on the table while their back is gently stretched using a series of straps. This stretches out the spine, allowing for more space between vertebrae and discs in order to reduce pressure on nerves. It also helps create a suction effect that pulls bulging or herniated discs back into place.

The Benefits of Decompression Therapy

Decompression therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for herniated discs and spinal stenosis because it reduces pressure on compressed nerves by realigning the spine and providing more space between vertebrae and discs. This not only relieves pain but also increases mobility and flexibility in the affected area. Additionally, decompression therapy helps improve blood flow to the compressed areas which can speed up the healing process. Finally, decompression therapy is non-invasive so it does not require surgery or any major lifestyle changes.

When it comes to herniated discs and stenosis it’s also important to understand the neurological aspects of these conditions. Often people have very high levels of inflammation in their bodies, causing additional wear and tear to joints, disc tissue, and ligaments as well as causing a cascade effect ending in nerve pain.

While people do benefit greatly from decompression therapy, we also help people reverse several of the inflammatory factors that can make herniated discs and stenosis and increase the level of pain.

Areas of focus include:

  • Gut dysbiosis as this can cause full-body inflammation
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Reduction of toxins and examining the toxic burden
  • Examining sleep and resolving sleep problems
  • Finding the right movement and gentle exercise plan to stay limber and active
  • Exploring possible food intolerances that can cause joint pain

It’s important to work with a qualified practitioner who can not only help with current pain but also identify the key drivers of herniated discs and stenosis and help you map out an effective, full brain & body restoration program.

In order to determine a diagnosis of shingles and properly treat each individual and specific case, Dr. Anderson conducts an in-depth evaluation in three ways: structurally, neurologically, and metabolically. These three aspects of a patient’s body help determine exactly what is happening and provide the necessary information to determine the proper treatment for each specific case.

That’s why it is also important to have a metabolic workup to check blood chemistry or another additional testing that will give us insight into your inflammation levels. This enables us to determine if you’re having an adverse reaction to certain foods which can cause inflammation, any gut issues, or high toxicity levels.

Once we do the correct testing, we craft a precise treatment plan unique to your needs that includes all the elements you need to finally address pain caused by herniated discs and stenosis so you can live a pain-free, confident life feeling and looking your best… especially if you feel unheard and literally don’t know what to do next.

Claim Your Free Phone Consultation

So if you’re ready to explore how to approach fibromyalgia, then claim your free 10-minute phone consultation with Dr. Brian Anderson to help you map out an effective, technologically-advanced treatment strategy based around…

  • resetting your body’s pain-signaling pathways
  • managing pain levels through a variety of drug-free modalities
  • reducing inflammation with supplements and dietary changes
  • increase energy levels
  • improve sleep quality
  • address emotional issues related to fibromyalgia
  • relaxing tight muscles with massage, acupuncture, and physical manipulations
  • reduce overall stress levels

We’ll explore your desired treatment goals, and we go over what’s expected and whether our functional neurology approach to fibromyalgia is right for you.

We offer these short phone consults for FREE so you can get more clarity & confidence on how to reverse your fibromyalgia and finally reclaim a pain-free, confident life feeling and looking your best.

We believe you can't make new decisions without new information, so this phone consult is your chance for a personalized assessment.

Click here to claim your free phone consultation or call or text our office at 908.913.7508 to schedule.

Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.


Areas Served

Premier Health of Summit is located in Summit, New Jersey, and serves clients throughout central New Jersey and surrounding areas, including New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Madison, Florham Park, Springfield, Maplewood, Union, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Ridgewood, Hackensack, Hoboken, Jersey City, Staten Island, Lakewood, Princeton, Lawrenceville, Flemington, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Mendham, and Clinton as well as Bergen County, Passaic County, Morris County, Essex County, Hunterdon County, Union County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County.

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