A herniated disk is also known as a slipped, ruptured or bulging disk. It’s one of the most common causes of neck, back and leg pain.

A chiropractor can help address back pain and other herniated disc symptoms. The chiropractor will also carefully look at your posture and evaluate the entire spine. Even if you only have lower back pain, your chiropractor will examine your neck, too, for example. She wants to see how well your spine is functioning overall because what happens in one area of your spine can influence other parts of your spine and/or body.

To treat a herniated disc, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that may include spinal manipulation—also known as adjustments—and other chiropractic techniques to help ease your herniated disc symptoms. This will be an individualized treatment plan, and may include manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.