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Disc Injury in Palm Desert?

disc injury can be helped by a chiropractor

Are you living with a slipped disc or other disc injury in Palm Desert? If you have a suspicion that your chronic back pain is being caused by a disc injury, or you have received a diagnosis that confirm you are dealing with this kind of issue, you will probably benefit from the best chiropractic care in Palm Desert you can find.

If you consider that you have 23 discs in your back designed to take the brunt of the wear and tear along your spine, it’s no wonder that painful disc problems can develop over time. The team of specialists at Le Roy Chiropractic Corporation in Palm Desert, California, uses the latest technology and equipment to tackle disc problems, reducing your pain while increasing your ability to move freely. To get set up with a medical clinic specialist, call or go online for an appointment.

Whether the pain is mild or severe, it is important to deal with it promptly so that the issue does not progress an cause more permanent damage. The following article discusses some of the symptoms of disc injuries with the aim of helping you to understand what you are dealing with. It also goes over how chiropractic care may give you immediate relief from the pain and discomfort associated with a disc injury, as well as possible long-term recovery.


Disc Injury Treatment in Palm Desert

The little pads that lie between your vertebrae are called the intervertebral discs. Each of these discs has a tough outer ring and a soft gel-like center. Your disc's job is to both join and to separate your vertebrae from one another. These discs act as cushions, or shock absorbers, so that the bones don’t make contact with each other as you move around, carry large objects, and bend over. Without the discs you would literally be unable to move your upper torso. Here are a few of the different kinds of disc injuries that make movements of the upper torso painful and difficult:

  • A protruding disc occurs when the disc becomes asymmetrical and the gel is pushed out or bulging.
  • A herniated disc is when the disc material has ruptured to the point that the gel pushes outward.
  • A disc extrusion is the worst type of disc injury. This is when the gel balloons extensively into the area outside the vertebrae or breaks off from the disc.

Signs and Symptoms of a Disc Injury

All of the above issues tend to result in considerable back pain, numbness, and limitation in range of motion due to the irritation of the nerve roots at the point where the injury occurs and the impact this has on the surrounding tissues. A number of distressing symptoms can arise from this nerve irritation and damage, including but not limited to:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Weak legs or feet
  • Leg and foot pain, numbness and tingling (also known as sciatica)
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Disc Conditions Q & A

What are spinal discs?

Along the length of your spine is a series of 23 discs: Six in your neck, 12 in your middle back, and five in your low back. These discs act as shock absorbers along your spinal column and prevent your vertebrae from rubbing together, thanks to their rubbery exteriors and jelly-like interiors.

What are the most common disc problems?

Many problems can affect the disc in your spine. Chief among them are the following:

Herniated disc: When a disc herniates, it leaks some of its contents, irritating the surrounding nerves. The most common result of a herniated, or pinched, disc is sciatica pain. The sciatica is the largest nerve in your body and travels down each leg from your lower back. When a disc herniates and causes irritation to this nerve, you may feel pain all the way down either leg as a result.

Disc degeneration: Degeneration in your discs is a natural part of aging, and most often occurs in your low back and neck. For some, the degeneration can lead to painful conditions, such as arthritis, a herniated disc, or spinal stenosis.

Stenosis: Spinal stenosis refers to a narrowing of your spinal canal, which puts pressure on the nerves that run through the canal.

Bulging Disc: As you age, the cartilage on the outside of your discs wears down, dehydrates, and stiffens, causing your discs to flatten and extend outside of the circumference of your vertebrae. This condition often precedes a herniated disc and may irritate the surrounding nerves.

What is the best treatment for disc problems?

The medical professionals at Le Roy Chiropractic Corporation strive to find solutions for your disc problems, solutions that are noninvasive, safe, and effective. For this reason, they choose to offer spinal adjustments and the latest technology in spinal decompression: the Kennedy Neuro-Flex decompression table.

Spinal decompression therapy is a traction-based therapy that uses a harness attached to a cable and pulley to create negative pressure to your damaged disc tissue.

The Kennedy Neuro-Flex table is unique because it offers a variety of different positions, allowing the doctor to customize an approach that is best for your body.  The doctor determines the best positioning option for you based on your condition and comfort level.

To find out how spinal decompression and spinal adjustments can address your disc problems, make an appointment at Le Roy Chiropractic Corporation today.


CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR DISC INJURY

Chiropractic care in Palm Desert for disc injuries has a proven track record of providing both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery. A chiropractic treatment involves a thorough assessment of your medical history and x-rays, as well as a physical examination in order to determine the extent of the disc injury and the appropriate treatment.

The approach that is taken will be individually tailored to your specific issue and will always include gentle adjustments to the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves and deal with the pain and discomfort. If you have a disc injury, call our team at Le Roy Chiropractic Corporation today to receive a consultation and start on the path to recovery.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm


Tuesday
Closed


Wednesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm


Thursday
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Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Le Roy Chiropractic Corporation
42575 Washington Street 2nd Floor
Palm Desert, CA 92211
(760) 360-8700

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