How Chiropractic Can Assist Disc Injury
In reality, discs are very firmly attached to the surfaces of the vertebral bones, and are unable to slip anywhere.
When a disc is damaged, it is actually said to be herniated.
A herniated disc can cause excruciating pain if the nerve root in the vicinity of the herniated part is being compressed. Even if the herniated part is not touching the disc directly, swelling or inflammation of the surrounding tissue can compress the nerve as well.
The pain from a herniated disc is often radiating or shooting down one leg. There can also be numbness, weakness or pins and needles. These symptoms are often increased by bending, sneezing or coughing.
If you presented to a chiropractor with these symptoms, we would assess you very carefully to determine whether chiropractic adjustments could help you. Studies have shown that even with substantial disc herniations, conservative chiropractic care can be of great benefit to patients with disc injuries. The best outcome is if we can help the person resolve their pain and avoid risky spinal surgery.
At Walkerville Chiropractic, our chiropractors are trained in low force techniques that treat people with disc injuries as gently as possible on the way to resolving those debilitating injuries.