Do you suspect you have a herniated disc? Herniated discs can cause excruciating back pain, and they need prompt treatment. At Palmer Chiropractic Center, Dr. Palmer provides diagnosis and treatment of herniated discs. We aim to identify the root cause of the problem and eliminate it so you can live a more comfortable life. If you live in or around Lynchburg or Altavista and think you may have a herniated disc, contact our team today to schedule a consultation.
What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc or bulging disc occurs when the soft, inner part of an intervertebral disc bulges out. These discs are located between each vertebra in your spine, and they act as shock absorbers for your body. When a disc is herniated, it can cause irritation or damage to the nerves, which leads to pain.
Causes of Herniated Discs
Herniated discs occur when you place too much stress on your spine. This is often due to bad posture while driving or sitting for long periods, which causes wear and tear of your intervertebral discs. The discs just get "used" over time, which weakens them and makes the tissue more vulnerable to injuries.
Other causes include accidents that involve violent moving or shaking of your head. This movement can place too much pressure on the vertebrae, leading to injuries of the discs between the two vertebrae. Other causes include sports injuries and lifting heavy objects improperly. Furthermore, smoking and obesity are common risk factors for herniated discs.
Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs
At Palmer Chiropractic Center, we provide chiropractic care for the diagnosis and treatment of herniated discs. Our approach is simple as we identify what is causing the problem and address it to alleviate your symptoms. We will start by taking x-rays so that we can look at your bone structure and identify any abnormalities or damage to the discs. This helps us determine the best course of treatment.
Some of the treatment techniques we may use are ice and heat therapy to reduce inflammation, spinal adjustments, and soft tissue therapies. Our chiropractor also offers spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and guidance on using proper posture when sitting, driving, and working out.
Visit Palmer Chiropractic Center for Herniated Disc Treatment
If you are experiencing pain in your neck or back and suspect it may be due to a herniated disc, it is time to schedule an appointment at Palmer Chiropractic Center. We will perform a thorough exam and create a customized treatment plan designed to provide pain relief and support the recovery process. Call our Lynchburg office today at (434) 237-2299 or our Altavista office at (434) 369-1015.