One of the most debilitating conditions chiropractic care patients experience is a herniated disc. Herniated discs are also known as slipped discs and they can cause decreased mobility, reduced energy, sever pain and more. The condition affects the fibrous pads between the spinal vertebrae. They are designed to cushion impacts in the spine as well as add a layer of protection to it. When damage occurs the outer portion of the disc can tear, which then allows the softer interior portion to protrude from it and press against nerves, vessels, and other components of the spine. Some of the most common events that cause this to happen are auto accidents, sports injuries, improper lifting, and gradual degradation.
Modern medicine generally treats a slipped disc by prescribing painkillers or muscle relaxers and recommending a period of rest. The majority of these issues will gradually heal themselves when rest is used. But if you’re willing to take a more proactive approach to healing yourself you’ll want to consider seeking out chiropractic care. Instead of just taking a ‘wait and see’ approach like traditional physicians sometimes do, a qualified chiropractor will work to adjust the spine and relieve that pressure tremendously, providing relief from the back pain. Some patients experienced less ongoing flare ups. It’s an excellent option for those who are serious about fighting their pain, and one that is well worth looking into.
Dr. Miok Hyoun
Nova Health & Wellness