For those lucky enough not to know what a ruptured disc is, this will clarify things. Your spine is composed of vertebrae stacked on top of each other and between the vertebrae lie spinal discs. Small discs with a tough exterior and and gelatinous interior. People develop ruptured discs when the gelatinous interior protrudes through any crack in the outer shell. The pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling occurs when the interior irritates nerves and causes unwanted signals to shoot through the arms and legs of the body.The nerves and pain can be triggered by coughing, sneezing, and placing the spine in particular positions. If you’ve been diagnosed with a ruptured disc, you may want to see your chiropractor for herniated disc treatment.
Why you should see a Chiropractor for Herniated Disc Treatment
Your doctor will naturally provide you with pain relief medication for the slightest discomfort, which can also be prescribed by us at Align Medical & Chiropractic. When it comes to herniated disc treatment, your local chiropractor should be your first choice, not your last.
Chiropractors offer a more natural healing process and pain relief. A chiropractic alignment can have you feeling better than before the slipped disc. At Align, our therapies will help you stay more active when you feel like resting. Resting with an injury like this can cause further muscle weakness and joint stiffness. Instead, our professional medical staff advise you to do low-impact activities like walking and light stretches to stay limber.
Chiropractic alignments return mobility to the body in ways that medications can’t. That said, if your pain intensifies and lasts for more than 6 weeks it’s generally a good idea to use medications prescribed by your doctor. And at Align we can prescribe the medications you need to aid in your pain relief and herniated disc treatment.
The best herniated disc treatment is prevention. There’s no need to go through the healing process if you’re aware of the risks and how to avoid them. However, one risk you really can’t avoid is age, as you age you’ll lose water content in your discs and be more prone to disc injuries. Yet, simply staying hydrated can reduce the rate of natural spinal degeneration. Staying active and maintaining a healthy weight is also essential. It can help to avoid spinal compressions that can rupture a disc. Also avoid lifting with your back and use your legs to lift. And last but not least, good posture will go a long way towards your spinal health.
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