Disc Injuries: How to Avoid Surgery

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Did you know that one in four people will suffer from a disc injury at some point in their life? You may wonder if surgery is the only option. This blog post will discuss holistic ways to treat a disc injury without doing anything drastic.

At Back to Health Wellness Center, our team of experts has helped countless patients find relief from their disc injuries through various methods, such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, preventative chiropractic care, and massage therapy.

What Are Disc Injuries?

Disc injuries occur when the discs in your spine become damaged. These discs act as cushions between the vertebrae in your spine and help absorb shock. When they become damaged, they can no longer do their job correctly, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness. Some common disc injuries include:

Herniated Discs: A herniated disc occurs when the outer layer of the disc tears and the inner gel-like substance leaks out. This leak can pressure the nerves surrounding the disc, causing pain.

Bulging Discs: A bulging disc is similar to a herniated disc, but instead of the gel leaking out, the disc's outer layer bulges outwards. This bulge can also put pressure on the nerves and cause pain.

Degenerating Disc: Degenerating disc is a condition that occurs when the discs in your spine begin to break down. This deterioration can lead to pain, numbness, and weakness.

Disc Injury Causes

If you think you may have a disc injury, it's essential to see a chiropractor or other healthcare professional as soon as possible. They will diagnose the problem and develop a treatment plan. Various factors can cause disc injuries, including:

  • A sudden impact or injury
  • Repetitive motions over time
  • Age-related wear and tear
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity

How to Avoid Disc Injury Surgery 

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for disc injuries and could help you avoid surgery altogether. A chiropractor will use various techniques to treat disc injuries, including:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Spinal decompression
  • Exercise and Rehabilitation
  • Massage therapy

Contact Us for Disc Injuries

Disc injuries can be painful and debilitating. If you think you may have a disc injury, contact Back To Health Wellness Center today to schedule an appointment. We provide various chiropractic techniques, including spinal decompression, chiropractic adjustments, and massage therapy. We also provide preventative chiropractic care, so visit our Sarasota, FL offices. Call us today at (941) 351-2555.


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