So you think you may have a slipped disc in your back; what do you do? Did you know one of the best options is to see a chiropractor for your slipped disc? With so many benefits to gentle chiropractic care, there’s no wonder so many people seek out the help of chiropractors!
Whether you are suffering from neck pain, back pain, or constant headaches, a chiropractor can help with that pain. More specifically, gentle care chiropractic treatment is an excellent option for you if you are suffering from a slipped disc.
A slipped or herniated disc can be painful, so keep reading about the benefits of seeing a chiropractor for care!
What is a Slipped Disc?
Technically there is no such thing as a slipped disc. It is a herniation. An injury to your spine can cause the vertebra not to move correctly. The lack of movement can cause extra pressure on the discs between the spinal segments.
When the pressure is too great, it will cause the disc to bulge or herniate. This bulge will put pressure on the nerve root exiting the spine at that level. When this happens, it is often called a “slipped disc” because the inner part of the disc “slipping” out of place is causing the problem.
Gently Adjusts the Spine Without Pain
When you go to a chiropractor for a slipped disc, you’ll be able to have the doctor gently adjust the spine. They can assess your particular pain and the area of the pain to readjust the spine without it being painful.
The gentle adjustment will ease the pain you may feel in your spine.
The Koren Specific Technique
Dr. Ted Koren created The Koren Specific Technique (KST). KST is the method Dr. Dody uses in our Littleton, CO, chiropractic clinic. It is designed to find the misalignment and then fix it directly where it is.
This technique involves a three-step “C” approach. This includes:
Challenging stands for finding the misalignment in a patient’s back. Step two is checking. This step is when the chiropractor decides if and where on the spine there needs to be an adjustment. The correct phase means the doctor adjusts the spine area where required.
This chiropractic method involves an FDA-approved handheld instrument called an ArthroStim to make the adjustments. Using this instrument means no twisting or turning of the patient’s spine.
Although a tool is used, it is still a very gentle but specific method.
Reduce Your Need to Take Pain Relievers
When you have gentle chiropractic care, you can fix the problem at the root of it. This way, you don’t have to constantly take pain relievers to reduce the pain that you are feeling.
Possible Reduction of Osteoarthritis Symptoms
When you suffer from a herniated or a slipped disc, there is always the chance that arthritis can kick in as well. This happens when your bones rub together, and the cartilage starts to degenerate in that area.
However, if you go to a chiropractor, the chiropractic adjustments can help align your spine to reduce your likelihood of osteoarthritis symptoms.
Help Your Slipped Disc Today
When you are dealing with a slipped disc, life can be pretty frustrating at times. You feel constant pain, and everyday activities like getting dressed or brushing your teeth can even become problematic.
With gentle force chiropractic care, you can ease some of that pain to make everyday activities doable again.
Gentle Chiropractic Care
You’ll notice many benefits by getting gentle chiropractic care for a slipped disc. Not only will there be a reduction in the pain, but you’ll be doing yourself some other favors, like reducing the risk of arthritis symptoms!
We at Dody Chiropractic want to help you with your care on your journey to feeling better! If you’re ready to get started, contact us today.