Back pain is a common problem that plagues almost everyone once in their lifetime. Sometimes that pain is caused by an injury and herniation to the disc in the back. We have known for years that patients with disc problems improved with chiropractic care. Now we have another scientific study supporting chiropractic care for herniated […]
The pain from a ruptured disc can be very scary. The victim feels loss of control of their life and fears for the future. (“Will my back ever be right again?”) (“Ain’t nobody got time for that!”) A ruptured disc can occur following a lift, fall, slip or other injury. However, many ruptures that I […]
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, who may be suffering from a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well-known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled spinal manipulations or chiropractic adjustments.
The pain of a disc problem comes from three things: swelling in the disc, compression on the nerve, and chemical irritation of the nerve. You can have one of these or any combination of the three. Sometimes the surrounding muscles and joints become involved, also adding to the discomfort. Patients with disc problems usually
An episode of back or neck pain may be secondary to a disc injury. A disc injury may also result in arm or leg pain, burning, tingling, or numbness because of irritation of a nerve root (aka pinched nerve). Not everyone with nerve irritation will have neck or back pain, despite that being the site […]
One of the more serious problems affecting the low back involves injury to the intervertebral discs, the dense ligamentous material found between the bones in your spine. This could take several forms, including disc tear, disc bulge, disc herniation, or disc
9 Out of 10 Back Surgeries Not “Necessary or Effective” The above headline is a quote from Dr. C.N. Shealy, a medical doctor who is a neurosurgeon at the Pain Rehabilitation Center of the University of Minnesota. In studying a number of patients at the Center, Dr. Shealy found that nearly 70% were “repeaters” […]