Spinal Disc Injuries
Chiropractic care focuses on non-surgical, drug-free treatment options for herniated, bulging, and slipped discs. The discs in between each vertebra in the spine act as shock absorbers and provide flexibility. When an injury to the spine occurs, a disc can wedge, bulge, protrude, and herniate. A herniated disc can irritate the nerves and will start causing radiating pain throughout the body. Depending upon where the herniated disc is located, patients can experience the following symptoms:
- Pain throughout the spine and neck
- Numbness and tingling in the extremities
- Weakness in the arms or legs
- Radiating pain through arms and legs
Some patients have herniated discs and do not experience any symptoms. While rare, this can occur due to injuries sustained in a car accident, improper lifting, slips, and falls. People often start using over-the-counter medications to mask their symptoms instead of treating the actual problem.
Different Types of Disc Degeneration
What Causes Disc Herniation?
Disc herniation is gradual, and age-related wear and tear can lead to disk degeneration. Over time the discs become less flexible and can rupture at any given moment.
Patients have reported feeling pain from doing a simple task like twisting or bending, causing a strain to occur and a disc to slip. Even something routine like sneezing can cause a sudden, sharp pain to shoot down the back. Regular chiropractic care can prevent age-related wear.
Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs
Elevate Wellness Chiropractic focuses on locating and correcting areas of the spine causing nerve inflammation and problems with slipped discs. A reflex test is performed to see if the nerves are sending messages correctly and to identify signs of muscle weakness. Dr. Simmonds will examine your posture, spine, and neck. He will discuss your overall health and address your concerns to determine the best treatments for slipped disc problems and spinal pain.
Spinal Manipulation Restores Motion and Function
Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct areas of the spine that interfere with proper nervous system communication. Chiropractic adjustments will restore motion and function to the spine and reduce pain and inflammation. Treating spinal disc problems early can prevent long-term damage and pain.
Reduce Spinal Pain and Long-Term Damage With Chiropractic Care
Dr. Simmonds will develop a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Our expert team focuses on identifying the root cause of pain, and restoring motion to the spine through natural, drug-free treatments. Contact our Bountiful Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule a consultation.