spinal Disc Condition
This page will help to inform you about disc conditions, symptoms and how to pursue treatment. Are you ready to enjoy life again? Visit a chiropractor in our San Diego clinic today!
It's difficult to enjoy life to its fullest when you're suffering from a disc condition. Specifically, if you have trouble finding recovery and relief for pains and discomforts that include pinched nerves or herniations, chances are, you're not getting the most from your body.
You have a right to feel your best. No one deserves to constantly struggle with poor movement and mobility – and now at Your Healthy Spine, you don't have to!
HOW IT OCCURS
Damage to any spinal disc is not only extremely painful, but also inconvenient, as every move you make can hurt. Spinal discs are strong, elastic and provide shock absorption for each joint segment of the spine. The discs allow for range of motion in the spine.
When a disc starts to lose it's strength and elasticity, whether it be due to normal wear and tear with age or an extensive injury, it can cause a host of debilitating symptoms.
Depending on the nature of the disc injury, you may experience a disc herniation, bulging disc or pinched nerve. In extreme circumstances, the outer covering of the disc can tear and press on a spinal nerve. Discs can also swell or degenerate.
Different types of disc conditions can form, often generating feelings of pain and discomfort. These conditions have been known to stem from deficiency in collagen, poor muscle tone and/or posture, obesity or excessive strain.
Regardless of the type of disc condition, outcomes are generally painful and produce the same symptoms.
It's hard to ignore the symptoms of a disc injury. Most people who suffer from a condition or ailment find their movement and mobility capabilities to be greatly sacrificed. Common symptoms include the following:
- Sharp/shooting pain
- Neck/back pain
While it's assumed moving around would create more pain and discomfort, many find that sitting in place in worse than standing or walking. Those experiencing pain sometimes find recovery and relief to be in the form of moving positions. Further, bending and twisting can make the chronic pain worse.
Though you don't need a medical professional to inform you that your back is sore, a physician will be able to assess your condition and offer an in-depth analysis of your injury.
During your check-up, you will be asked routine questions about your level of pain and its location. The doctor will most likely conduct a physical exam to determine the extent of your injury and how to pursue treatment. In extreme cases, an X-ray or MRI may be required.
Treatment for your disc injury will be determined by the extent of the condition. For example, you may find recovery and relief by resting and taking anti-inflammatory medication. You can also consider heating the problem area.
Other treatment options include:
- Spinal Decompression
- Physical Therapy
Finding Ways to Heal
At Your Healthy Spine, we offer affordable and successful methods to heal your body, allowing you to enjoy life without movement and mobility restrictions. You shouldn't have to experience pain and discomfort on a daily basis – and now, you don't have to!