Are you suffering due to a Herniated Disc, Bulging Disc, Slipped Disc or any other type of Disc Injury and live in or around the Westlake, OH area? If you have a feeling that your chronic back pain is being caused by a disc injury, or you have received a diagnosis that confirmed that you are dealing with a Disc Issue, we can say with confidence, we can help!
Whether the pain is mild or severe, it is important to deal with any type of Disc issue promptly so that the issue does not progress and cause more permanent and serious damage. Let’s review some of the symptoms of disc injuries to help you understand what you are dealing with and how we can help to not only correct your Disc Injury but get you some immediate relief from the pain and discomfort associated with a disc injury, as well as possible long-term recovery maintenance that will result in the end.
Disc Injury Specialist Westlake, OH
The small gel like discs that lie between your vertebrae are called the intervertebral discs. Each of these discs has a strong outer ring and a soft gel-like center. The job of your discs is to join and to separate your vertebrae (spinal bones) from rubbing on one another. These discs act as cushions, or shock absorbers, so that the bones don’t make contact and rub against each other as you bend over, move around and/ or carry large objects.. Without the discs you would literally not be able to move your middle or upper torso. Here are a few of the different kinds of disc injuries that make movements of the upper body painful and difficult
- A Protruding or Bulging Disc occurs when the disc becomes asymmetrical and the gel is literally pushed out or bulging.
- A Herniated Disc is when the disc material has ruptured through a crack in the tough outer casing and the soft interior pushes outward.
- A Disc Extrusion is a degenerative spine condition where the nucleus material of a disc pushes out into the spinal column. While not necessarily painful, this condition can potentially compress a nerve, causing neck or back pain, among other symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms of a Disc Injury
All of the above may in some instances have no symptom yet in other instances patients 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 alarming symptoms will start to arise if left untreated and nerve irritation and damage is allowed to continue, such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain-
- Weak legs or feet
- Leg and foot pain, numbness and tingling (also known as sciatica)
- Arm numbness and tingling
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Loss of sexual ability in men
Paramount Chiropractic has a proven track record of providing both short-term, immediate pain relief and long-term corrective care and recovery when treating many Disc Injuries like those listed above. The chiropractic treatment Dr. Greg provides can involve an array of diagnostic assessments such as your full medical history, an in depth examination, a nervous system scan, our unique motion study x-ray and analysis and much more based on each patients individualized situation and needs in order to determine the extent of the disc injury and the appropriate treatment plan.
Paramount Chiropractic has many different treatment options available which are based on the age, health, abilities, specific needs and comfort level of each patient. The approach that is taken is always individually tailored to your specific issue and will always be addressed after the doctor goes over all of the findings in depth. Dr. Greg sets special one on one times with patients to go over his findings in detail, answers all questions and explains his very best recommendations before proceeding with any treatment plans.