Disc Pain (also known as a slipped disc, ruptured disc or Herniated disc)is a relatively common condition that can occur anywhere along the spine, but most often affects the lower back or neck region.
A herniated disc develops when one of the cushion-like pads between the vertebrae moves out of position and presses on adjacent nerves.Herniated discs are typically caused by overuse injuries or trauma to the spine; however, disc conditions can also develop as a result of the normal aging process.
The most common causes of Herniated Disc are:
- Wear and tear
- Repetitive movements
- Lifting the wrong way
Pain can vary, depending on the location and severity of the injury. It is typically felt on one side of the body. If the injury is minimal, little or no pain may be felt. If the disc ruptures, pain can be severe and unrelenting. Pain may radiate to an extremity in a specific nerve root distribution if significant nerve impingement has occurred.
After a car accident injury, Disc in the spine may become herniated or bulging. Chiropractor Dr. Walia has developed a protocol to diagnose disc injuries earlier so precise treatment and rehabilitation can be provided to help prevent long-term injuries.
How can a Chiropractor Help in Disc Pain?
A chiropractor can help addressing back pain and other herniated disc pain symptoms. Chiropractor in Seattle, Dr. Jas Walia will go through your medical history, do a physical exam, and perform orthopedic and neurological tests. Also, evaluate the entire spine.
After the examination, Dr. Walia will diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan like physical therapy, exercise, hot/cold therapy, and more, for your herniated disc. If needed, an imaging test, such as an x-ray or MRI will be taken.