What are slipped discs, and why should you have them treated?
The term “slipped disc” is often used to describe a lower back injury. At Spinal Care Clinics, we help clients with slipped discs on a daily basis and we understand how it can hinder your day-to-day life and can prevent you from doing the things you enjoy.
We understand how it feels and we know how to help.
A slipped disc occurs when the circle of connective tissue surrounding the disc breaks down and begins to herniate and bulge out from between your bones. This allows the soft, gel-like part of the disc to swell and protrude out. This can cause severe pain.
What causes a slipped disc?
Slipped discs can sometimes be caused by lifestyle factors, which reduce the strength and resilience of your discs and increase the risk of herniation. Some of the most common causes of slipped discs include:
Increasing age - this because as you age, your spinal discs begin to lose their water content which makes them less flexible and more likely to rupture
Lifting heavy or awkwardly shaped objects
Prolonged sitting activities such as driving
Lack of exercise
Traumatic injury to your back
All of these circumstances can weaken the disc tissue and can sometimes lead to a slipped disc.
If the disc is already weakened, it may herniate with a single movement or strain such as coughing or bending to pick up a light object.
How can we help?
We treat slipped disc patients on a regular basis here at Spinal Care Clinics.
We offer a unique, multi-dimensional approach to healing, health and wellness. We tackle the different areas of stress where the root cause of your pain, body dysfunction and ill-health originated from.
Our team of expert chiropractors use modern equipment to help diagnose your health issues. These include: digital x-rays machines, an advanced BMI device, digital posture analysis and software to precisely diagnose the root cause of your pain. We then tailor an effective treatment plan for you using advanced chiropractic techniques and modern equipment such as electric treatment benches, arthrostim device, activators and blocks.
What would my care involve?
Thankfully, the majority of disc hernias can be successfully treated with stretching exercises, sports massage therapy and chiropractic care. If you suffer from a more advanced case of disc herniation, you may require spinal decompression treatments such as traction or mechanical decompression, which will subsequently be followed by prolonged chiropractic care. We treat every case as individual so your options will be discussed in your consultation.
At Spinal Care Clinics we practice targeted chiropractic care and massage treatments, which isolate and significantly alleviate the compression of your spinal cord or nerves. By utilising electric treatment benches, digital x-ray equipment and computerised spinal scans, our registered Spinal Care Clinic practitioners can help you regain a healthy spine alignment and optimal nerve function.
So if you’re suffering from any symptoms, which are causing you pain, or you’d just like to improve your posture, strength, flexibility and feel energised again, don’t hesitate to start your road to recovery today.
Ignoring pain could make your condition worse and harder to treat and in turn, prolong your recovery. You don’t have to put up with a living a life in pain and we can help you to get back to doing the things you love to do.
Don’t put up with pain, discomfort and loss of mobility for a moment longer. Reclaiming your flexibility, feeling great again, and living a life without pain is just a few clicks away.
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