The wonderful aspect of chiropractic is its non-surgical treatment for multiple symptoms of spinal conditions. One condition that can have symptoms treated with chiropractic is known as a herniated disc. This condition can cause pain, discomfort, and possibly loss of feeling in some parts of the body.
Where is the Disc Located?
Remember, the disc is not your vertebrae, it is the cushion between the individual vertebrae that make up your spine. That cushion provide the spine with the shock support it needs to perform activities and function within your back.
What makes up a Disc?
Two parts make up a spinal disc, the outer layer (annulus fibrosus) and the inner layer (nucleus pulposus). The outer layer is made tough enough to protect and hold the softer core within.
How does a Disc Herniate?
When cracks occur in the outer layer, the soft nucleus pulposus pushes from the crack and is now considered a herniation. This herniation can cause restriction of a nerve leading to the extremities and cause numbness, tingling, or pain.
How can Chiropractic help?
Chiropractors understand that the spine is evaluated in its entirety, not solely the portion a client is having trouble with. By doing so, a chiropractor can assess you and tell you if you have any spinal injuries such as a herniated disc. To treat a herniated disc, a personal treatment plan will be written for you and then implemented accordingly. The treatment plan may include therapeutic exercises, massages, spinal manipulation, and will consider your pain level and overall health.
If you or someone you know is looking for chiropractic treatment due to injury, Dr. Salamon at Lowcountry Chiropractic would love to meet with you and see what he can do to help!
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