Disc Injury

Disc Injury Treatment in Wilmington

Chiropractic Treatment for Disc Injuries

Are you living with a slipped disc or other disc injury in Wilmington? If you have a suspicion that your chronic back pain is being caused by a disc injury, you will probably benefit from seeing our Chiropractic team at Reese Family Chiropractic.

Whether the pain is mild or severe, it is important to deal with it promptly so that the issue does not progress and cause more permanent damage. 

Find The Root Cause

Get to the bottom of what’s causing your disc injury so we can build a plan to get you feeling great again.

Custom Care Plan

We’ll help build you a plan of action to get your pain under control and getting you and your body feeling 100%.

Preventative Care

If needed, we’ll establish preventative measures to keep your problem from coming back so you can stay healthy.

There May Be Hope For You

Back pain is the biggest reason in the United States for someone to become disabled. The numbers alone should be plenty to motivate society to look into the causes and treatment options for back pain.

Do you have chronic back pain?

Do you have chronic back pain that you have been told you have to live with?

Have you tried everything?

Have you tried massage, injections, therapy, needle injections, and even surgery and have not had ANY results?

Do you think surgery is your only option?

Have you tried everything else and now have been told that spinal surgery is your only option?

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Top Disc Injury Treatment in Wilmington

The little pads that lie between your vertebrae are called the intervertebral discs. Each of these discs has a tough outer ring and a soft gel-like center. Your disc’s job is to both join and to separate your vertebrae from one another. These discs act as cushions, or shock absorbers, so that the bones don’t make contact with each other as you move around, carry large objects, and bend over. Without the discs you would literally be unable to move our upper torso. 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 Wilmington for disc injuries has a proven track record of providing both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery. 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 Reese Family Chiropractic today to receive a consultation and start on the path to recovery.

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