Fix Your Herniated Disc Once & for All Without an Injection or Surgery

In this video I recorded with Dr. Derek Nielsen of Kaizen Physical Therapy, we talk about what a herniated disc really means and what you should do if you’re diagnosed with one.

Both of us see patients quite often in our clinic who have been diagnosed with a herniated disc. They get told the next step is surgery, but don’t want surgery. So, they seek out other options.

What really is a herniated disc? A herniated disk is just an injured disk, and this is usually a symptom and not the CAUSE of your pain. Like any other injury, a herniated disc will heal and can reabsorb. Just seeing a herniated disc on an MRI, or knowing you have one, should not be a cause for alarm. A lot of the time the cause is angry muscles in your hip or back. X-Rays and MRIs can’t see pain. All they can do is see a herniated disc and assume it’s the cause of the pain. There have been multiple studies showing people who have no symptoms that also have a herniated disc. So, don’t worry if you get that diagnosis.

If we each got an MRI ourselves, we would both probably have herniated discs too. If they do herniate, they heal over the course of less than five or six months. It’s really nothing to alarm yourself about. Your body is resilient and is designed to heal.

One of the best things you can do for your body is to keep moving. Keep moving your back because that’s what it is designed to do.

A lot of the time, pain is being caused by other areas in the body and it’s just your back signaling you that there is a problem. That’s where we come in. As Doctors of Physical Therapy, we are going to look at your body to find the real cause of the problem and address all other causes as to why you are hurting.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a herniated disc and you want to know exactly what’s going on, give us a call at 336-271-6677 or click here to get on the phone with our back pain specialist to talk about your symptoms and how we can help you heal. We can give you a clear path towards continuing to be active and healthy!

About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Dr. Aaron LeBauer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. He owns LeBauer Physical Therapy, LLC, with his wife Andra, in Greensboro, N.C. He has been helping active people stay fit, active and healthy without medications, injections or surgery since 1999. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University in 2008. Dr. LeBauer graduated from Duke University in 1996 with a B.A. in History and moved to San Francisco where he studied Massage Therapy and Health Education at the National Holistic Institute. He has specialized in Myofascial Release since 2000 and is an Instructor with the John F. Barnes MFR Seminars. A native of Greensboro, Dr. LeBauer returned in 2005 to continue the third generation of LeBauers as health care professionals in Greensboro. Dr. LeBauer helps weekend warriors, high level athletes, desk jockeys, students, children and anyone with pain, stiffness return to the activities the love without expensive imaging, pain medications, injections or surgery. He specializes in treating people with chronic conditions, pain and injuries which have not responded to traditional treatments and therapies with the goal of helping patients have less pain, move better and feel wonderful in their bodies. Dr. LeBauer also helps other physical therapists start and grow successful cash-based physical therapy practices. He has developed an online training course that describes in detail how to start a small private practice, along with his marketing secrets and strategy. He is currently available for recorded telephone and video coaching sessions, email support, on-site visits and speaking engagements. Contact him for more information, rates and services.. Dr. LeBauer enjoys riding one of his vintage Vespa and Lambretta scooters or his bicycle to work. He has raced bicycles since high school and as a category 1 amateur throughout the United States. He was based out of Northern California and North Carolina and spent a very memorable summer racing in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. He enjoys working in his garden and has an edible landscape including pears, apples, scuppernogs (native muscadine grapes), raspberries, blueberries, figs, various seasonal vegetables and shiitake mushrooms. He has two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife.

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