A slipped disc or a herniated disc is a result of a layer in your spinal cord pushing out to create a bulging or rupturing of the disc. They can be very painful for patients who are affected, because it affects the nervous system and can create nerve pain. Many treatments for slipped discs would require invasive surgeries to realign the disc. Lincoln Park chiropractic care allows the patient to seek an effective treatment that is non-invasive. Initial stages of a slipped disc are often disguised as back pain and can be overlooked until it is too far along. When experiencing severe back pain it is advisable to seek help from your nearest chiropractor to get relief.
To assess whether you have a slipped disc, chiropractors need to do through examinations. First, they will check for reflexes and sensations around the nerve. This will allow them to check your nerve endings to see if they are working right. This is a result of the slipped disc damaging the nerve and affecting how your nerves send messages around your body. Next, they will check for muscle loss around the back. A slipped disc will result in severe wasting of the muscles, which increases the pressure of the spine on the nerve.
After assessment, a chiropractor will be able to come up with a specialized plan to help you recover as quickly as possible. A combination of in-house techniques and home exercises will allow for a speedy recovery. In-house techniques are able to push back the disc, but it is the home exercises that help keep it in place.
Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers have a full set of treatments to help you recover from a slipped disc. Visit us at www.sportsinjurycenters.com for more help.