Herniated Disc and chiropractic care

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Charlotte chiropractors and your herniated disc

In reference to herniated disc and chiropractic care, experts of many disciplines agree that non-surgical and drug free treatment should be the first course of remedy. In fact, there is significant case history of successful treatment of bulging or slipped discs by chiropractors. The disc in our spine is a circular pad of cartilage that acts to cushion the vertebrae in our spine and keep them from rubbing against each other.  Sometimes this is referred to as a “slipped” disc, but they do not slip at all, the simply bulge or herniated beyond their intended area.  Most back problems are progressive, that is why it is important to seek treatment early. There are a number of factors that can affect the health and function of the spinal discs, the most common being physical stress, over-activity, dehydration and poor diet, weak abdominal muscles, or conversely, too much weight in the abdominal area.

In the absence of these conditions, disc disease is sometimes considered a normal part of aging and is very rarely considered to be an emergency situation. However, it is still important to receive some type of treatment for the alleviation of pain and to slow the degenerative process.  Chiropractors provide a vast array of therapeutic remedies for dealing with this condition.  Your Chiropractor will take a careful history, check your vital signs and test your neurological and skeletal function, test your reflexes, and assess your muscle strength. All in an effort to determine if you are a good candidate for chiropractic care. Next he or she will perform a postural analysis. The chiropractor will take an X-ray of your back and gathering all this information, will recommend the proper treatment.

How does a chiropractor treat your disc problem?

Your chiropractor will treat your disc condition by use of low force adjustments. The approach is very organized and follows an exact protocol. The chiropractor looks for signs that will show that the patient is responding to treatment. In addition to decreasing the pain and inflammation of disc disease, steps are taken to increase the patient’s flexibility and strengthen the joints. The holistic healing process includes that boosting of the body’s natural ability to resist disease. The success rate for chiropractic treatment of herniated disc is very high. It is important to note that there is no discomfort or pain during the adjustment.

Chiropractic care in Charlotte

Degenerative disc issues and disc pain should not have to be ignored or endured. With proper Chiropractic care you can improve your quality of life. If you live in the Charlotte area, call or visit the trained chiropractic professionals at ChiroCarolina®, for more information and learn all about herniated disc and chiropractic care.