Welcome to Health-1st Slipped Disc Page. We trust that you will find our Slipped Disc Page useful in making your decision in choosing our office.
The spine plays a critical role in supporting your body and organs and providing a pathway for nerves traveling from the brain to organs and other tissues throughout the body. And between each pair of bones – or vertebrae – is a spongy cushion called a disc. Discs work as shock absorbers for your spine, enabling the spine to stay flexible and helping to keep the vertebrae properly spaced and aligned. Sometimes, a disc can slip out of place as a result of an injury, age-related changes, or another cause, pressing up against nerves and blood vessels, and causing irritation, inflammation and often significant pain.
The good news is, slipped discs often respond well to the more conservative treatments strategies used in chiropractic care. That means you can finally get the relief you need for your symptoms without resorting to invasive surgery or injections.
Slipped Discs and Your Body
Discs that slip out of position can cause a host of symptoms, including back or neck pain, pain that radiates into the arms or legs, stiffness and decreased range of motion in the back, and tenderness in and around the area of the back where the disc has slipped. If the disc becomes very pinched, it can rupture, releasing some of the gel from the interior of the disc and increasing irritation of local nerves.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Getting long-term relief for slipped discs relies on helping the discs move back into their proper positions while also relieving the painful symptoms slipped discs can cause. At Health 1st, we use safe, state-of-the-art techniques like gentle stretching methods to restore the spine to its normal levels of mobility and flexibility, combined with therapeutic exercise designed to strengthen the spine and correct the uneven forces that can cause disc slippage to occur. Before treatment begins, each patient is carefully evaluated so care can be custom-tailored to achieve optimal symptom relief and improve pain-free range of motion.
Relieve the pain of slipped discs.
Slipped discs can cause long-term pain and suffering, but the good news is, finding relief doesn’t have to mean undergoing invasive surgery. At Health 1st, we help patients realign their spine to relieve compression and pressure so discs can resume their normal positions and painful symptoms are relieved. If you’re suffering from the painful symptoms of a slipped disc, call us today at (661) 324-4431 to schedule an evaluation and take the first step toward feeling better.