Many of you have heard of “Slipped Discs”. In reality, the discs in your vertebrae cannot slip. This term is misused and actually refers to two different disc injuries: Bulging Discs and Herniated Discs. A bulging disc is one that is injured, but not broken open. Left untreated, it can turn into a herniated or ruptured disc. Herniated discs are the most common condition where you hear the stories of back surgery and all the impact it can have on an active lifestyle.
Disc Degeneration and Disc Injuries can cause a wide-variety of pain throughout the body, and often gets worse with movements such as bending over, reaching up, or twisting. The discs separate your vertebrae by acting as soft, compressible, "shock" absorbers within the spine, and can flare up in a number of widespread ways.
An affected disc in the neck area may result in neck or arm pain, while an affected disc in the lower back may result in pain in the back or down your leg. A bulging disc can irritate the sciatic nerve and cause pain, tingling, or numbness through the extensions of the nerve throughout the lower back and lower body. Some patients compare the pain to that of a burning sensation.
Contact your HealthSource Chiropractor today to have a vertebrae screening and look at potential treatments and therapies that can relieve the pain you are experiencing, and prevent future damage from occurring that could even lead to surgery. Many times, a simple adjustment can potentially unlock your stiffened spine and joints, freeing you from pain.
In more severe cases, a synergistic, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy effectively relieves the pain, and is available at HealthSource. We look forward to helping you return to an active, healthy lifestyle!
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A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
Most chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.
Chiropractic is generally categorized as alternative medicine or complementary medicine.
Columbia Chiropractors focus on the intimate relationship between the nervous system and spine, and hold true the following beliefs:
Biomechanical and structural derangement of the spine can affect the nervous system, and
for many conditions, chiropractic treatment can restore the structural integrity of the spine, reduce pressure on the sensitive neurological tissue, and consequently improve the health of the individual.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches...particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. Columbia chiropractors also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. Columbia chiropractors also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Chiropractic is well established in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It overlaps with other manual-therapy professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many Columbia chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues. Most who seek Columbia chiropractic care do so for low back pain.
Chiropractors emphasize the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicines or surgery, with special emphasis on the spine. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues.
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