Disc Injury

Disc Injury Treatment at The Way Health & Spine

Are you struggling with a slipped disc or another type of disc injury? If you suspect that your ongoing back pain is stemming from a disc injury or you’ve received a formal diagnosis confirming such an issue, seeking out the finest chiropractic care in Newport Beach is likely to be beneficial.

Regardless of whether your pain is moderate or severe, addressing it promptly is crucial to prevent further progression and potential permanent damage. The information provided explores common symptoms associated with disc injuries to help you gain a better understanding of your condition. Additionally, it delves into how chiropractic care might offer immediate relief from the discomfort linked to disc injuries, along with the potential for long-term recovery.

The intervertebral discs, those small pads situated between your vertebrae, have a resilient outer ring and a soft, gel-like center. These discs serve to connect and separate your vertebrae. They act as cushions or shock absorbers, preventing direct contact between the bones while you move, lift objects, and bend. Without these discs, your upper torso mobility would be severely restricted. Several types of disc injuries can cause discomfort and hinder upper torso movements:

  • Protruding Disc: This occurs when the disc becomes asymmetrical, causing the gel to bulge out.
  • Herniated Disc: Here, the disc material ruptures to a point where the gel pushes outward.
  • Disc Extrusion: The most severe type of disc injury, where the gel extends substantially outside the vertebrae or breaks off from the disc.
Slipped disc Injury

Indicators and Symptoms of Disc Injury

All of these issues often result in significant back pain, numbness, and limited range of motion due to nerve root irritation at the injury site and its impact on surrounding tissues. A variety of distressing symptoms may stem from this nerve irritation and damage, including but not limited to:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Weakness in legs or feet
  • Leg and foot pain, accompanied by numbness and tingling (sciatica)
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Chiropractic Solutions for Disc Injury

The Way Health & Spine has established a solid treatments for providing both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery for disc injuries. The chiropractic process involves a comprehensive assessment of your medical history and X-rays, coupled with a physical examination, to gauge the extent of the disc injury and determine the suitable treatment approach.

The chosen approach will be tailored specifically to your unique condition, consistently incorporating gentle spinal adjustments to alleviate nerve pressure, address discomfort, and aid in recovery. 

If you’re struggling with a disc injury, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Way Health & Spine in Newport Beach for a consultation and initiate your journey toward recovery.

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We are NOT in-network with any insurance providers at the current time. Upon request, we will provide you a Superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please keep in mind that insurance companies will not reimburse you until your out of network deductible has been met. If you do not have insurance, you will be a “Cash Patient”. We accept Credit/Debit/HSA+FSA.
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