Many people approach back problems in a rush to relieve pain. Instead, it should be a thorough process to ensure the right problem is treated in order to find long lasting back pain relief. The fastest solution is not always the right solution, especially when it comes to disc problems. Spinal discs are a jelly doughnut-like body part that fit between the spine’s vertebrae. Discs help keep the spine flexible, allow you to move properly, and act as a spacer between the vertebrae. Vertebral subluxation is when the spinal disc moves out of place and agitates the surrounding nerves.
We can understand three of the main problems we find with discs by continuing with the jelly doughnut analogy.
Imagine squeezing the jelly doughnut. The jelly moves to one side or the other. Likewise, a bulging disc moves to one side of the vertebrae or the other causing severe pain by pressing on the nerves.
Similar to a bulged disc, a protruded disc involves the moving of the jelly inside the doughnut. Instead of the swelling moving from one side to the other, it swells in all parts of the disc. Again, the swelling causes severe pain because of the added pressure on the nerves.
A disc is considered herniated when the jelly escapes from the doughnut casing and presses on the spinal nerve directly. This is typically the most painful of them all.
When you visit Morreale Chiropractic for care in Pittsburgh, you’re guaranteed to work with experts that care about finding the long-term solution. After seeing nearly 11,000 patients for over 350,000 adjustments or other treatments, fewer than 100 patients have needed surgery. We offer adjustments, laser therapy, massage therapy, decompression, rehab, and flexion distraction as various forms of treatments. We promise to work with you closely to find the best chiropractic care treatment for you and your disc problems. Contact us now or complete the form to the right. All initial consultations are free and include a 15 minute massage!
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