Can Supplements Treat a Herniated Disc?

Kate Keenan blog

Dealing with a herniated disc can be painful and frustrating. Often, herniated disc treatment through a chiropractor’s care will mean several sessions and pain relief might seem to only last a short time. Efforts to alleviate pain might be temporary until your back has fully recovered, leading to feelings of frustration.

If you are considering supplements for herniated disc medication, you should choose carefully. Supplements available over-the-counter (OTC) often contain unnecessary fillers that disturb your body’s ability to absorb the needed nutrients properly. A trained professional can suggest the right supplements, so you don’t waste time and money.

Herniated discs and back pain

If you are suffering from a herniated disc, you have likely been withstanding almost unrelenting back pain. Your back is crucial to even mundane tasks, like twisting, bending, and reaching. Back pain can be extremely frustrating for anyone who normally takes care of the many daily tasks that often lead to the injury in the first place.

Since herniated discs can occur from overextending or overusing your back muscles through repetitive movements or improper lifting and reaching techniques, it is paramount to your health to learn new ways to accomplish your typical tasks, at home and the office.

Recovery from a herniated disc can take a significant amount of time. Effective pain management tactics will help you maintain your patience while waiting for your back to heal. Certain supplements might help you heal more efficiently.

Herniated Disc

Treating a herniated disc

Treatment options are often split between two alternatives: surgery or long-term treatment.

Research from the International Journal of General Medicine shows that conservative, long-term treatment can be as effective as back surgery for treating pain resulting from herniated discs.

Be aware that choosing surgery might be a permanent solution to a potentially temporary problem. With proper management, many individuals can heal their herniated disc. Long-term care with the right herniated disc medication and management techniques, such as those provided by a chiropractor, can lead to a pain-free future.

Herniated disc medication

Natural healing methods for a herniated disc can involve the use of supplements for your nutrient-deficient diet. Some supplements you might consider include multivitamins, glucosamine, manganese, vitamin C, vitamin D.

Choose pharmaceutical-grade supplements over the kind you can purchase over-the-counter.

Supplement options

You’ve decided to use supplements to help the herniated disc healing process… now what?

If you aren’t sure what you need, a multivitamin can help fill any nutritional gaps. Your body will only absorb what it needs; anything not absorbed by your body should pass out harmlessly.

Glucosamine can ease the joint pain because it aids in building the structures that support your joints, such as tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.

Manganese deficiencies can lead to bone weakness. Increasing manganese intake can improve your bone health and its supporting structures.

Vitamin C is a powerful component in your diet, usually found in fruits and vegetables. This powerhouse helps your connective tissues and muscles grow well.

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium so you can grow strong bones. Increased indoor time has led to decreasing levels of vitamin D, so this vitamin might be a great choice to boost your bone health.

You can also get pharmaceutical-grade supplements created specifically for herniated discs directly from your chiropractor.

Bottom line? Yes, supplements might be able to help; working with a trained professional can help take all the guesswork out of choosing the supplement you need

Kate's interest in the medical field began with her mother, who worked as a Special Care Nursery nurse for 50 years. Kate began working in the medical field with a mobile X-ray company, where she continued to foster her interest and learn critical information about a variety of diseases and conditions, along with the processes of diagnosing and treating them. Kate has been writing professionally for 12 years, and she is working on her Masters in English. She loves dogs, good food, and the beach.