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Disc Problems Treatment in Hot Springs

spine xrayWhile there’s no such thing as a slipped disc, bulging, protruding and herniated discs are very real. Each spinal disc has a jelly-like center that is contained by bands of fibrous tissue.

Healthy discs allow you to have flexibility to turn and bend with ease. Improper lifting, slips, falls, and car accidents can cause the core to shift and the following disc issues to arise:

  • Herniation – This occurs when the central portion of the disc ruptures.
  • Protrusion – A common cause of back pain, protrusion is when the disc bulges where it is the weakest, resulting in pressure to nearby nerves.
  • Prolapse – A prolapsed disc involves a spinal disc escaping from between the vertebrae of the spine.

Chiropractic First

Chiropractic is a remarkably effective and natural solution that can address a variety of disc problems. Drug-free chiropractic care can help to improve joint mechanics by improving spinal motion and reducing inflammation.

We also have non-surgical disc decompression therapy which can be used for disc problems. This can correct some issues, and can arrest symptoms even in some severe cases. Our team is also happy to order MRIs when indicated to evaluate the severity of your problem and can refer you to a specialist when needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic help address disc problems?

Chiropractic adjustments and the other therapies offered in our practice, like non-surgical decompression, may effectively help restore proper motion and position of malfunctioning spinal bones. If addressed before permanent damage takes place, disc tissue often returns to a more normal size and shape.

Aren’t disc problems simply due to the normal aging process?

No. However, many disc problems are due to years of neglect. Many people who have spinal problems won’t experience symptoms until they’re in an advanced stage of degeneration. There are many elderly people who have maintained their spine throughout their lives who still enjoy optimal spinal health and function.

Could chiropractic help me avoid surgery?

Possibly. It depends on the severity of your disc conditions. But it’s a good idea to start with chiropractic first as it’s natural and non-invasive.

How long does it take to notice relief?

Sometimes relief is immediate, and other times it takes longer. It depends on several factors including the severity of your problem, how long it’s been left to worsen, and how well you’re able to adhere to lifestyle recommendations such as light duty work orders and any exercises prescribed.

How does spinal decompression help address problems?

Spinal decompression therapy uses mechanical traction to deliver proven decompressive treatment to discs. Studies have proven the therapy effective, and we’ve helped patients just like you find relief using the modality.

Book an Appointment

If you suspect a disc problem, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Disc Problems Treatment Hot Springs AR | (501) 767-0900