There are many forms of manipulation, ranging from methods
similar to massage to other forms that use forceful pressure on the spine.
Manipulation may not improve symptoms caused by a
herniated disc. Manual treatments are usually
performed by a trained
physical therapist, using twisting, pulling, or
Spinal manipulation relieves symptoms in some
cases. But in rare cases manipulation may cause headache, dizziness, or other
reactions.1 Talk to your doctor before you try
manipulation for a herniated disc.