Suffering from disc problems? Let Dr. Adam Zsely at Strongsville Chiropractic Health Center in Strongsville, OH, help you recover with natural techniques.
Common Disc Problems and Chiropractic Care
Between your joints are rubbery discs that provide cushioning and shock absorption. Unfortunately, injuries, age, and even daily life can take a toll on your discs, leading to various issues. In this guide, Dr. Zsely and the team at Strongsville Chiropractic Health Center in Strongsville, OH, share three of the main disc problems and how chiropractic care can help.
3 Top Disc Problems
Below are three of the most common disc problems seen by chiropractors.
A bulging disc typically occurs when a misalignment or other injury has put too much pressure on the disc for it to withstand. This causes the disc to flatten to some degree and bulge outward. Typically, people with a bulging disc do not experience any debilitating symptoms. Some experience no symptoms at all. However, if it's not addressed, it can lead to a herniated disc.
A herniated disc is similar to a bulging disc. It is typically caused by something putting too much pressure on the disc or the disc sustaining a great deal of pressure quickly, such as in an auto accident.
The difference between a bulging and a herniated disc is that a herniated disc develops a tear in the outer shell. The inner filling escapes through this tear and often lies on a nerve. This creates pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and more.
Though it can happen throughout the spinal column, it often happens in the lower back. The inner filling spills out onto the sciatic nerve, leading to the debilitating symptoms of sciatica.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is something that takes place when the joints and spinal discs begin to wear out. Often, this is due to age. However, it can also occur due to overuse. DDD can cause herniated and bulging discs, as well as many other symptoms.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractors can provide a proper diagnosis for your disc issues and help determine the source of the problem. They then develop a treatment plan to address your specific needs.
Adjustments are a key component, as they help restore alignment of the spine and relieve pressure on the discs. Therapeutic exercises can also help support proper alignment and stretch the spinal column. These techniques and more can also pull healing nutrients to the spine, replenishing the discs so that they can provide the proper support for your joints.
Call (440) 238-4442 to schedule an appointment for relief from disc problems with Dr. Zsely at Strongsville Chiropractic Health Center in Strongsville, OH, today.