The most effective therapy for Slipped Disc
Having a slipped disc can be a really incapacitating health condition as it gives little or no warning signs before it becomes severe. Most people that suffer this health condition do not get to experience the symptoms on their backs – as expected – but rather in other parts of their bodies.
What Does it Mean To Have a Slipped Disc?
An intervertebral disc is a disc-like feature in the spine that pads and link each of the 24 vertebral bones in the spine to other surrounding vertebrae. Each disc is composed of a certain type of cartilage and serves the purpose of preventing bone-to-bone contact between the vertebrae. Without these discs, the functions of spinal nerves around them would be greatly impeded by the bone-to-bone contact that would consequently occur between the vertebrae.
While a total impedance of the functions of the nerves most likely never occurs, the thinning, tear, slipping, bulging and extrusion of the discs often cause partial impedance to the nerve functions.
The slipping of a disc that often leads to a partial impedance of nerve function is capable of causing overwhelming repercussions in other parts of the body. The slightest impedance to nerve functions by a slipped disc can lead to conditions such as the tightening of muscles around the spine, disruption of the functions of surrounding nerves and inflammation that can affect the legs.
What Makes an Disc Slip?
A slipped disc results when the spine receives severe stress or is intensely traumatized. The intensity of these forces end up tearing the band of cartilage that surrounds the nucleus of a disc causing the enclosed gel to spill into intervertebral spaces. The presence of the contained substance around spinal nerves leads to the impedance of their functions and hence the symptoms of a slipped and bulging disc.
What Are the Symptoms of a Slipped Herniated Disc?
The likely symptoms of a slipped intervertebral disc include:
- Chronic pain in the back
- Sharp pain in one buttock, leg or hip
- Numbness in the legs or feet
If the slipped intervertebral disc is located in the neck, the symptoms that ensue include:
- Chronic pain in the neck area
- Burning, sharp pain in the neck, shoulders or arms
- Numbness and weakness around the shoulders and arms
These symptoms are usually more intense while coughing, bending or laughing. Sitting or standing for prolonged periods are also known to aggravate slipped bulging disc symptoms.
How Do I Manage the Symptoms of a Slipped Herniated Disc?
When any health condition is involved, a patient can choose between treating the symptoms or tackling the root cause of the ailment. You must also know that whichever way you wish to handle slipped disc condition, we’re strongly behind you. You may choose to use medications to treat the symptoms you’re experiencing but we advise that you treat the exact cause of the slippage and not just the symptoms. This is because the medication only end up abating your symptoms – which may even resurface – and may do so with devastating side effects.
Treating a Slipped Disc With Chiropractic
For over 12 decades, Chiropractic has successfully helped a countless number of people get rid of all kinds of intervertebral disc problems. It offers an effective, medication-free approach to actually address the main cause of the symptoms of a slipped disc rather than just managing the resulting pain.
Try Chiropractic today and be set free from the excruciating pain you experience as a result of slipped discs. Even if you’ve had surgery, Chiropractic can help you avoid another one.
Schedule a session with us today to take the first step towards your freedom from pain.