Disc herniations are one of the most common, yet painful injuries to afflict the spine. A disc is a part of the spine that acts as its natural shock absorber. Injuries, traumas, overuse, and disease can create situations where the material that makes the disc becomes torn, and the gel-like fluid can press against nerve roots, causing severe pain.
Although it is commonly attributed to many different conditions, the biggest problem is that 40% of people can have disc herniations and have NO SYMPTOMS at all. Many people who have pain from a disc herniation have had the herniation for months, if not, years. The fact is, their spine is just a ticking time bomb. Any small movement, or cough, or laugh, or bend can re-introduce the injury.
Here’s some good news. Most people think that disc herniations are a life sentence, and that it’s unsafe to be treated by a chiropractor. Nothing could be further from the truth.
At Align Chiropractic, we focus on correcting the structural problems that led to the disc breaking down in the first place. While many other doctors will focus on removing the pain, we focus on removing the issue that caused the disc to bulge in the first place.
It is important to seek care soon after you suspect you have a disc injury to prevent any long-term effects that may lead to chronic pain and permanent nerve damage. If you or someone you know is struggling with problems from a bad disc and pinched nerve, Align Chiropractic may be able to help. Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with the doctor today 952-595-6337