What is it?

A disc consists of a soft center encased within a tough exterior which provides cushion between the vertebrae. Discs change as you age and with your general activities. When herniated or rupture occurs this softer center pushes out through the exterior (like a jelly donut). This can happen from poor posture or poor lifting techniques. Posture, strength and range of motion changes can affect the disc position and how much herniation occurs.





Arm or Leg Pain, Numbness or Tingling, Weakness


How can therapy help?

Most herniated discs can be treated conservatively with physical therapy without the need for surgery. An examination with our highly skilled therapist will set a plan of care based off of your goals and lifestyle. This plan is to relieve pressure on the disc, improve joint mobility, muscle strength and posture. Our therapist will train you in a gym or home program to maintain good posture and reduce the risk of future injuries. Call us today for a FREE Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy consultation to see how we can help your herniated disc/back pain!


Seriously, I walked in limping with a brace on my first day, and left feeling wonderful, and I kept improving after each visit!!! The exercises and attention from the therapists (Kelsey and Jamie) have helped me tremendously, which has enabled me to become more active than I have in a few years. I am truly grateful for their professionalism and attention to my individual need!! I’m HIGHLY recommend them!!

(Johnstown Clinic)



“Big help, great advisors, great customer service!”

(Johnstown Clinic)

I had postpartum hip issue when I first came into RMPT. I’ve had physical therapy before but never believed in it. This time Jason took over my case and after 12 sessions I am back to 100%. Thank you so much for taking such great care of me. (Fort Collins-Central Clinic)

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