Disc Injury in The Colony?

Are you living with a slipped disc or other disc injury in The Colony? If you have a suspicion that your chronic back pain is being caused by a disc injury, or you have received a diagnosis that confirm you are dealing with this kind of issue, you will probably benefit from the best chiropractic care in The Colony you can find.

Whether the pain is mild or severe, it is important to deal with it promptly so that the issue does not progress an cause more permanent damage. The following article discusses some of the symptoms of disc injuries with the aim of helping you to understand what you are dealing with. It also goes over how chiropractic care may give you immediate relief from the pain and discomfort associated with a disc injury, as well as possible long-term recovery.


What Is a Disc

An intervertebral disc is a small cartilage pad with a jelly-like center located between all of the spinal bones. Layers of fibrous tissue work to contain the center fluid and connect the bones, provide space between vertebrae, and absorb shock in the spine. These discs, if normal and healthy, are what make everyday bending and turning painless.


Disc Injury Treatment in The Colony

Problems arise if any of these discs bulge, herniate, or rupture. Blood does not easily get in and out of the spinal discs. They rely on joint fluid circulation to bring in nutrients and get rid of any waste products. If this circulation is compromised, they dry out and deteriorate. This causes a lot of discomfort in the back and potentially causing a disc to bulge, herniate, or rupture. If this occurs then the discs cannot properly cushion nor support the spine. This causes a lot of pain because of the pressure put onto nerve roots.

A chiropractic approach works to prevent any of these injuries from happening. Also, to restore normal spinal joint function and position. The risk of bulging is reduced by correcting the spine. When swelling is lessened, the surrounding soft tissues are able to begin the healing process. Here are a few of the different kinds of disc injuries that make movements of the upper torso painful and difficult:

  • A protruding disc occurs when the disc becomes asymmetrical and the gel is pushed out or bulging.
  • A herniated disc is when the disc material has ruptured to the point that the gel pushes outward.
  • A disc extrusion is the worst type of disc injury. This is when the gel balloons extensively into the area outside the vertebrae or breaks off from the disc.

Signs and Symptoms of a Disc Injury

All of the above issues tend to result in considerable back pain, numbness, and limitation in range of motion due to the irritation of the nerve roots at the point where the injury occurs and the impact this has on the surrounding tissues. A number of distressing symptoms can arise from this nerve irritation and damage, including but not limited to:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Weak legs or feet
  • Leg and foot pain, numbness and tingling (also known as sciatica)
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Chiropractic Care for Disc Injury

Chiropractic care in The Colony for disc injuries has a proven track record of providing both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery. A chiropractic treatment involves a thorough assessment of your medical history and x-rays, as well as a physical examination in order to determine the extent of the disc injury and the appropriate treatment.

The approach that is taken will be individually tailored to your specific issue and will always include gentle adjustments to the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves and deal with the pain and discomfort. If you have a disc injury, call our team at Stonebridge Chiropractic today to receive a consultation and start on the path to recovery.

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Stonebridge Chiropractic
7204 Main Street #200
The Colony, TX 75056
(469) 535-3800