Alleviating Disc Pain with Chiropractic Care
Disc pain is at the root of many cases of back pain. There are many ways that discs in the spine can become injured or inflamed, and even a small issue can trigger significant discomfort. Some people try to tackle disc pain by masking the symptoms with pain medication, while others seek relief through surgery, but many people don’t want to face serious side effects and long recovery times. Fortunately, a chiropractor can help. Chiropractors can provide non-invasive, drug-free treatment for disc pain that fixes the root cause, not just the symptoms, so you can get relief that lasts. Here is what you need to know about disc pain and how chiropractic care can help.
Types of Disc Pain
One of the first things that your chiropractor will do is determine what kind of disc pain you have. Although the treatments for different types of disc pain are usually similar, understanding the underlying issue helps to shape your treatment plan.
There are many different kinds of disc pain, but two of the most common are herniated discs and bulging discs. With herniated discs, the membrane that surrounds the disc ruptures and leaks fluid. Bulging discs swell outside of their usual space between the vertebrae and put pressure on the surrounding nerves. Depending on the placement of the affected disc, both of these problems can cause tingling, numbness in the limbs, and pain while walking or sitting. Degenerative disc disease is another common type of disc pain. This disc issue occurs when the discs begin to weaken due to wear and tear. This kind of pain improves while walking.
Chiropractic Care for Disc Pain
At Arora Family Chiropractic, after diagnosing your disc pain, Drs. Arora and Holder will create a personalized treatment plan in three parts for you. The first stage of the plan will be relief care, which is focused on getting you out of pain. The second stage of treatment occurs when your pain is under control and is called corrective care. At this treatment stage, Drs. Arora and Holder will address the contributing factors that caused your disc pain. The third stage is called wellness care. This stage happens when your discs have healed, and your spine is healthy and normalized. The focus of this stage of treatment is maintenance and keeping you out of pain in the future. Each treatment stage may include spinal adjustments and a variety of other non-invasive modalities.
Disc Pain Relief Is a Phone Call Away
Get chiropractic care for disc pain at Arora Family Chiropractic, and get back to doing the things you love. Call us at (214) 618-7746 to schedule a visit or make your appointment by visiting our website.