Disc injury treatment from auto accident pain
Many people turn to chiropractic care at our offices for safe, effective disc injury treatment. This is sometimes referred to as a “slipped disc”, but discs don’t actually slip out of place. Discs can, however, bulge or herniate, causing pain at the site of injury. Therefore causing numbness, pain, tingling, and weakness to radiate down the arms or legs.
The pain and other symptoms from the disc injury putting pressure on the spinal nerves, may cause a “pinched nerve”. This then leads to inflammation, pain, and impaired function. Pressure on these nerves can cause your symptoms to travel away from the spine. The nerves of the neck travel down the shoulder and extend into the arm, hand, and fingers. This why so many neck problems cause symptoms into the arm and hand. The nerves of the low back join to form the sciatic nerve, which travel down the leg into the foot. This is why the pinching of the low back nerves cause symptoms radiating down the leg also known as “sciatica”.
What causes disc injuries
Discs can occur by an acute trauma, or can occur slowly over time by poor posture, lifting incorrectly, and loss of normal spinal function (joint restrictions, misalignment’s, subluxations). Whatever the cause, disc injuries usually respond very well to chiropractic care. Before treatment begins, a thorough examination including orthopedic and neurologic testing and X-ray or MRI studies, if necessary, will help to determine your exact diagnosis and individualized treatment plan. Spinal manipulation (adjustment) of the spinal and extremity joints is very effective in restoring normal position and function to the joints, as well as to the surrounding muscles and nerves. This usually leads to a decrease in pain and faster recovery.
Part of your treatment may also include some of the following: therapeutic exercises, mechanical traction, electric stimulation, ultrasound, and ice or heat therapy. We may use Massage therapy & myofascial release techniques in conjunction with these other therapies in order to get the best results. Also, the doctor may arrange for on-site evaluation of your workout routine and/or workplace to correct improper ergonomic conditions. Since this may be which is aggravating your condition. If you have symptoms of a disc injury or a nerve impingement, schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. In the event that your condition requires medical attention, an appointment to the appropriate referral will be made promptly. For more information of what a disc herniation is you may click here.
Disc injury treatment within Dade county:
Our goal at Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes is to provide our patients with an exceptional experience when they walk through our doors. Quality services are the least we can provide to help patients through the stressful times after a car accident. We also provide transportation to our office for all auto accident treatments. Call today for a complete evaluation and treatment of your disc injuries at 305-570-1965.