At ChiroMom we want you to understand your condition before the treatment begins so you can make an informed decision about your care.
The spine consists of many structures that can signal pain. The most common type of injuries are ligament and joint injuries. Disc injuries are much less common. About 5% of all back pain relates to disc injuries. And fortunately only about 5% of them need surgery.
It is not surprising that back pain is on the rise, in general we sit too much and exercise too little. If you suffer recurrent episodes of spinal pain it is usually a sign of what chiropractors would refer to as a functional ‘instability’. There are many different treatments available. Recent research shows that spinal adjustments that chiropractors perform in conjunction with specific exercises, is the most effective treatment for both acute and chronic back pain. Chiropractors address the underlying neurological, mechanical and muscular problems. Chiropractic treats the cause of the pain, unlike pain killing drugs, which just mask the symptoms.
Stress on the spine, most commonly involving bending, twisting or lifting can cause disc herniations. Discs are the spongy like material in between the vertebrae and provide shock absorption and cushioning within the spinal column. When the disc becomes injured, the outer fibers of the disc can tear allowing for the center of the disc, called the nucleus to leak causing irritation by pressing on the nerves that exit out of the spine.
Chiropractors do treat disc herniations and many scientific studies have shown that a high proportion of patients find relief with this kind of treatment. For more information and advice on how chiropractic can help you in the treatment of back pain, including disc herniation, sciatica and referred pain, contact ChiroMom.