Disc Injuries Q & A
by Ram Parikh, D.C.
What are disc injuries?
Disc injuries are spinal problems that may cause incapacitating pain, weakness, or limited mobility. There are many different terms used interchangeably by medical providers when referencing disc injuries. Some of the most common disc injuries may include a pinched nerve, ruptured disc, bulging disc, herniated disc, slipped disc, and degenerative disc disease.
Vertebral discs are components of your spine that stack one on top of the other to absorb shock and hold the connecting vertebrae together. Discs also serve as joints that enable movement of the spine.
To effectively treat disc injuries, Dr. Parikh emphasizes the diagnostic aspect of care. Only after the source of the problem is clear can you adequately receive treatment for your disc problem.
What the symptoms of disc injuries?
Disc injuries can lead to a variety of associated symptoms. Typically, disc injuries are characterized by severe pain in the spine or down the back of the legs, numbness, and weakness or tingling. These conditions also result in a reduced range of motion of the back and surrounding structures.
Disc injuries can occur gradually over time or after a sudden fall. Motor vehicle accidents or improper lifting techniques may also contribute to disc injuries.
How can chiropractic help with disc injuries?
Before prescribing a treatment plan, Dr. Parikh of the Discover Wellness Center will first conduct a review of symptoms and physical exam to gain more insight about your condition. Depending on the specific cause of your disc injury, your chiropractor will apply an array of strategies to reduce inflammation, ease pain and discomfort, and enhance spinal mobility. Treatments offered by Dr. Ram Parikh are safe, natural and effective at treating many spinal problems. Options may include gentle spinal manipulation, spinal decompression therapy, and exercise. Contact the team at Discover Wellness Center to request an appointment for disc injuries. We also use cold laser therapy to increase circulation, decrease pain and regrow cartilage. Trigenics can be used to lengthen and strengthen muscles.