Disc Injuries

The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae which are separated by discs that act like shock absorbers. Discs are made of very tough cartilage, with a soft, jelly-like fluid inside. The discs between your vertebrae allow the flexibility of motion in the spine. The discs also allow an exit and entry point for spinal nerves that carry messages to the brain and body.

All of these disc injuries can vary in the type and severity of symptoms. A disc bulge can push onto nerves in the spine, resulting in a lot of pain and limited movement. On the other hand, people can have disc bulges and experience little to no pain, or referred pain elsewhere in the body.  For this reason, it is important to be assessed for the underlying cause of disc pain, to ensure that treatment matches the injury.

Most disc injuries will respond favorably to Chiropractic care.   Chiropractic is a holistic option that examines the entire musculoskeletal system, rather than focusing on only the symptoms of disc injury.  This method identifies area of weakness in the spine that may contribute to any disc problems, as well as targeting the site of the disc pain.  Dr. Kelemen’s treatment for disc injuries usually involves specific muscle release, spinal adjustments and flexion distraction. Gradually, rehabilitation exercises will be given as the condition improves, involving stretches and strengthening in order to stabilize the condition.

If you suffer from disc injuries, call us for an evaluation appointment to see what chiropractic can do for you.