Can Herniated Discs be Helped?
Disc herniations are one of the most common ailments to afflict the spine. A disc is a part of the spine that acts as a shock absorber for the spine. Injuries, traumas, overuse, and disease can create situations where the material that makes the disc becomes torn, and the inner, gel-like fluid can push into the spine and pinch the nerves.
When the nerves are pinched, it can create symptoms of intense pain along the spine, or in the extremities. These include things like sciatica, shoulder pain, arm pain, back pain, and neck pain.
Although it is commonly attributed to many different conditions, the biggest problem is that 40% of people can have disc herniations and have NO SYMPTOMS. In essence, many people who have pain from a disc herniation have had the herniation for months and years, but never experienced the pain. Their bodies were ticking time bombs, and then a small movement, a cough, a laugh, or picking up a box sent the pain off in a bad way.
Here’s some good news. Most people think that disc herniations are a life sentence, and that it’s unsafe to be treated by a chiropractor. Nothing could be further from the truth.
At Keystone Chiropractic, we focus on correcting the structural problems that led to the disc breaking down. While many other doctors will focus on removing the pain, we have seen changes in numerous MRIs where the disc can actually reabsorb and heal!
It is important to seek care soon after pinching a nerve to prevent any long-term pressure that that causes chronic pain and permanent nerve damage. If you or someone you know is struggling with problems from a bad disc and pinched nerve, Keystone may be able to help. Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with the doctor today 561-247-0044