December 28, 2010

Tallahassee Chiropractor Alleviates Slipped Disc Pain Safely

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A slipped disc can create a lot of pain. The pain may be localized in the back or if the disc begins to pinch, a nerve can radiate out to other parts of the body. Fortunately, a Tallahassee chiropractor is able to help speed healing of a slipped disc

A disc is a protective pad that exists between the vertebrae. Even though discs do not really slip, they may split or become herniated. When the disc splits, it leaks a jelly like material out of the harder outer lining. This material can press against the spinal cord or other nerves causing pain either in the back or the area the nerve controls.

Disc injuries are often related to a person trying to lift too much weight or repetitive motion that involves bending and stretching. In addition, aging may lead to degeneration of the disc which allows it to become ruptured.

The symptoms of the slipped disc often vary according to its location. In the lower back, the symptoms may include weakness, numbness or pain in the legs. In the upper back the symptoms may include shoulder arm, hand or neck pain. Chiropractic help can allow the disc to begin to heal and remove pressure from the nerves. Once pressure is removed, the affected nerve starts to heal and symptoms gradually go away.

Once the disc has healed, there are some things the patient can do to prevent reinjuring the area. The chiropractor may recommend core-strengthening exercises so that the back has the muscle support needed to support the back. In addition, the patient may want to wear a back support brace for any heavy or repetitive lifting in the future.

When suffering from a slipped disc, individuals will want to contact their Tallahassee chiropractor. The doctor of chiropractic has many techniques that have been shown to speed the healing of injured discs. Healing of the disc will reduce pain and make life more fun.

When a slipped disc is causing major pain, your Tallahassee chiropractor can help. You can learn more about chiropractic therapies by visiting the website at .

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