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!


I completed a six week internship with RMPT, part of which I was with Rob in the Loveland office. Rob is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and caring DPT. I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning the trade from him. I highly recommend this office for your physical therapy needs. -Chelsey, Loveland (Google Review 5stars)

I recently completed a six week internship with RMPT. I spent most of it with Amie and Jess in the Windsor clinic. They both are extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and well rounded. I highly recommended using RMPT for all of your therapy needs. Chelsey, Windsor (Google Review 5stars)

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