EXPERIENCING A DISC INJURY?
Has it been indicated that you have a disc that has slipped or been injured? Disc injury can range from minor to severe, but most cases necessitate attention from a skilled chiropractor. Understanding your condition and its implications is crucial, and seeking guidance from a licensed chiropractor will assist you in determining the most suitable treatment option.
The intervertebral discs, also known as the small pads situated between your vertebrae, play a significant role. Each disc comprises a resilient outer ring and a soft, gel-like center, akin to a jelly doughnut. These discs facilitate the connection, separation, and protection of your vertebrae against potential trauma. Acting as cushions or shock absorbers, they prevent direct bone-to-bone contact during movement. In essence, without these discs, our ability to move the upper torso would be severely compromised.
DIAGNOSING THE PAIN
AVAILABLE TREATMENT CHOICES
If you have experienced disc injuries, there is no need to lose hope as there are various options to consider. Proper care and attention can potentially restore an injured or damaged disc back to a healthy state. By incorporating a nutritious diet, engaging in low-impact exercises, and utilizing warm and cold compresses, it is possible to alleviate or even eliminate the associated pain.
Regrettably, in certain instances of disc injury, surgery may be the sole treatment option available. During a surgical procedure known as discectomy, the affected tissue is removed to relieve pressure on nearby tissues and nerves. Discectomies are quite common, with almost half a million procedures performed each year, and they are typically minimally invasive.
If you are currently experiencing back pain that you suspect may be attributed to a disc injury, we urge you to contact our chiropractic team at Ocean Health Center for a consultation. Taking charge of your health at the earliest opportunity will provide you with a wider array of treatment possibilities.