Spinal Disc Injuries
More About Spinal Disc Injuries
Chiropractic care focuses on non-surgical, drug-free treatment options for injuries like herniated, bulging, and slipped discs. The discs in between each vertebra in the spine act as shock absorbers and provide flexibility for your back and body. When an injury to the spine occurs, a disc can wedge, bulge, protrude, and herniate which causes an abnormality in normal spine function. 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 pain medications to mask their symptoms instead of treating the specific cause of the pain and thus avoiding 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 further disk degeneration. Over time the discs become less flexible and can rupture at any given moment. You may not know you have a spinal disc injury until you experience massive amounts of pain. Visiting our practice can help stop spinal disc injuries before they happen.
Patients we treat 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 which can make daily life harder. Participating in regular and licensed chiropractic care can also help prevent age-related wear and increase your quality of life during your aging years.
Chiropractic Care for Spinal Disc Injuries
Elevate Wellness Chiropractic focuses on locating and correcting areas of the spine that are causing nerve inflammation and problems with slipped discs. A reflex test is performed before we begin treatment on you to determine if the nerves are sending messages correctly and to identify signs of muscle weakness. Dr. Simmonds will examine your posture, spine, and neck during your first visit and then will discuss your overall health and address your concerns to determine the best treatments for slipped disc problems and spinal disc injuries or 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 injuries early can prevent long-term damage and pain that can make your life uncomfortable.
Chiropractic treatment can include spinal manipulation techniques in our office, as well as recommended exercises and stretches that are performed by yourself at home. Applying pressure to certain points on the body and moving specific muscle groups can help alleviate the pain from spinal disc injuries.
Reduce Spinal Pain and Long-Term Damage With Chiropractic Care
Dr. Simmonds will develop a treatment plan based on your individual needs and what you want to accomplish. Our expert team focuses on identifying the root cause of pain and restoring motion to the spine through natural, drug-free treatments. Helping you to have a better quality of life without surgery and hard drugs is our ultimate goal. Contact our Bountiful Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule a consultation.