WHAT IS SLIPPED DISC?You may have heard the term “slipped disc” used to describe a low back injury. Discs do not actually “slip”. Rather, they may herniate or bulge out from between the bones. A herniation is a displaced fragment of the center part or nucleus of the disc that is pushed through a tear in the outer layer or annulus of the disc.
Pain results when irritating substances are released from this tear and if the fragment touches or compresses a nearby nerve. Disc herniation has some similarities to degenerative disc disease and discs that herniate are often in an early stage of degeneration. Herniated discs are common in the low back or lumbar spine.
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat herniated and bulging disc problems.
SIGNS AND CAUSES OF SLIPPED DISC?Signs of slipped disc may include:
• Pain and numbness, most commonly on one side of the body
• Pain that extends to your arms or legs
• Pain that worsens at night or with certain movements
• Pain that worsens after standing or sitting
• Pain when walking short distances
• Unexplained muscle weakness
• Tingling, aching, or burning sensations in the affected area
The causes that lead to a slipped disc include aging with associated degeneration and loss of elasticity of the discs and supporting structures; injury from improper lifting, especially if accompanied by twisting or turning; and excessive strain forces associated with physical activities.
HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP?Chiropractic care is a safe, non-surgical and effective approach to treat slipped disc. Our doctor will evaluate your condition and provide a customized treatment plan to help relief your spinal pain and strengthen the spine.
More advanced cases will often require some form of spinal decompression, such as traction or mechanical decompression, in conjunction with chiropractic care.
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SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY FOR SLIPPED DISC
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a painless, non-surgical solution aimed at relieving back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries. Spinal Decompression Therapy has shown to improve patient’s pain and sense of well-being.Find Out More
Hear From Others
“I never really had any health problems. However, I had a spine injury which resulted in a slipped disc. It was extremely painful the first few days. I could barely sit or stand properly.
Chiropractic treatment has benefited me greater than I can imagine. Previously, I was told by a doctor that I can never play competitive tennis anymore and could only play leisurely for no more than an hour. It has been close to 3 months now and I am already back on the court playing for up to 6 hours at a time! I hardly get any backaches and all of this is thanks to the amazing care by Dr Steve and his staff at Chiropractic First.”
– Ryan Tan
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