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Are you experiencing a slipped disc or another disc injury in Chesapeake? If you suspect that your chronic back pain is due to a disc injury or you have received a diagnosis confirming this issue, you may benefit from seeking the finest chiropractic care available in Chesapeake.
Whether your pain is mild or severe, it is crucial to address it promptly to prevent further damage. This article explores common symptoms of disc injuries to help you understand your condition. Additionally, it examines how chiropractic care can provide immediate relief from pain and discomfort associated with disc injuries, while potentially facilitating long-term recovery.
The little pads that lie between your vertebrae are called the intervertebral discs. Each of these discs has a tough outer ring and a soft gel-like center. Your disc's job is to both join and separate your vertebrae from one another. These discs act as cushions, or shock absorbers so that the bones don’t make contact with each other as you move around, carry large objects, and bend over. Without the discs, you would literally be unable to move your upper torso.
Here are a few of the different kinds of disc injuries that make movements of the upper torso painful and difficult:
A protruding disc occurs when the disc becomes asymmetrical and the gel is pushed out or bulging.
A herniated disc is when the disc material has ruptured to the point that the gel pushes outward.
A disc extrusion is the worst type of disc injury. This is when the gel balloons extensively into the area outside the vertebrae or breaks off from the disc.
All of the above issues tend to result in considerable back pain, numbness, and limitation in range of motion due to the irritation of the nerve roots at the point where the injury occurs and the impact this has on the surrounding tissues. A number of distressing symptoms can arise from this nerve irritation and damage, including but not limited to:
Weak legs or feet
Leg and foot pain, numbness and tingling (also known as sciatica)
Loss of bladder or bowel control
Chiropractic care in Chesapeake for disc injuries has a proven track record of providing both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery. A chiropractic treatment involves a thorough assessment of your medical history and x-rays, as well as a physical examination in order to determine the extent of the disc injury and the appropriate treatment.
The approach that is taken will be individually tailored to your specific issue and will always include gentle adjustments to the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves and deal with the pain and discomfort. If you have a disc injury, call our team at Planet Wellness Chiropractic today to receive a consultation and start on the path to recovery.
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Chesapeake, VA 23320
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