Disc Injury? Chiropractic Care Can Help!
If you suffer pain from a disc injury, chiropractic care offers a non-surgical treatment to help you find relief. When you live with pain from a herniated disc or slipped disc, it’s important to understand that you have options.
At Hood Health & Wellness, our goal is to help you find relief from back pain, neck pain, and more. After a thorough examination, we work to address the root cause of your pain. From mild sensations to severe pain, we develop a personalized treatment plan to mitigate the condition and prevent permanent damage.
Book a 30-minute neuro-exam with our team today to learn more about how we can help you live a pain-free life!
Slipped Disc or Herniated Disc? Is There a Difference?
For the majority of the vertebrae in the spine, there’s a disc between them. These discs act as shock absorbers and distributors for the body. They also offer flexibility to the spine.
Without this cushioning support, the vertebrae wouldn’t have the same give and take. In fact, your spine would not be able to function properly.
That’s why a disc injury has such a high potential to impact your life. When it comes to a “slipped disc,” though, the discs don’t actually slip. While this phrase is quite common, it usually refers to a ruptured, herniated, or bulging disc.
What Happens in a Disc Injury?
When the outer layer of a disc cracks, the material inside it begins to push out. While there are many causes behind this, it becomes disruptive to the overall functionality of your spine and nerves.
For instance, stress on a disc from poor posture can increase the pressure and lead to a crack. A herniated disc often results from a combination of numerous factors. However, a single physical injury, such as a car accident or assault, can also cause this condition.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
At Hood Health & Wellness, we take a holistic approach to pain relief. If you have a disc injury, we take that into account and develop a treatment plan to provide lasting relief. When you schedule your neuro-exam with us, we conduct a physical and neurological evaluation.
During this time, we look for several contributing factors.
- Are the nerves sending messages correctly?
- Do your reflexes function naturally?
- Are there signs of muscle wasting or a loss of strength?
- Is there a loss of sensation along a nerve’s path?
In order to provide a personalized plan, we evaluate the entirety of the spine. Pain from a disc injury might relate to other factors in the neck and spine. So, it is crucial for us to understand how the spine functions overall.
Book a Neuro Exam With Dr. Hood Today
After a thorough evaluation, we develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored specifically to you. From spinal adjustments to other chiropractic techniques, we utilize a variety of methods to ease your pain.
Often, the details of the plan vary with regard to your personal level of pain, activity, and overall health. As with any treatment for a disc injury or other pain, it’s important to ask questions. During your exam, our team is happy to help you understand your condition and our recommended treatments.
DR. KELLY HOOD, D.C.
Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday – Sunday
Hood Health & Wellness
10678 FM 346 West
Flint, TX 75762