Your Chiropractor in St. Petersburg Can Offer Help For Disc Herniation
The human spine is a wonderfully designed structure that allows flexible movement in all kinds of ways. The bones of the spine are carefully stacked and protected with the rubbery cushions set in between the vertebra. These cushions, called “discs,” consist of a soft, gel-like material, contained in a tougher coating. However, sometimes the discs become torn or damaged, and the soft material escapes from the containing capsule. This condition can often lead to pressure on nerves that result in chronic pain. If you have been diagnosed with a herniated or bulging disc and prefer to avoid toxic medications or surgery, contact a chiropractor in St. Petersburg to discuss drug-free, non-invasive techniques for treating spinal disc problems.
Symptoms of A Herniated Disc
A herniated disc can cause a number of different problems. There may be a pain in the lower back or pain that radiates to the buttocks, thigh or calf. A herniation in the upper part of the spine can cause neck pain or pain that radiates into the arm and hands. The herniation can sometimes cause tingling and numbness in parts of the body, or it can also affect the ability of muscles to function normally, causing weakness in the legs or in the ability to hold objects properly. Coughing or sneezing can cause sudden, shooting pain in a limb or area of the body. These symptoms indicate that nerves surrounding the discs are being affected by the displacement of disc material.
Chiropractic Treatment For Herniated Discs in St. Petersburg
Dr. Staubs may utilize a number of different chiropractic techniques to treat a herniated disc. Spinal decompression has been found to be extremely helpful in relieving the pressure caused by disc displacement. A motorized traction table is used to gently and gradually lift apart the bones that are compressing the disc. Manual adjustment can help to re-align the vertebrae that have been displaced by the malfunctioning disc. Exercise and physical therapy can help to strengthen supporting muscles to restore full function. Lifestyle recommendations can help to prevent re-injury to the discs to prevent problems in the future. Your St. Petersburg chiropractor will design a program of care for your individual needs.
Make St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury & Rehab Your Chiropractor in St. Petersburg FL
Dr. Colby Staubs and the friendly staff at St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury & Rehab are dedicated to the care of their patients in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas. We offer manual adjustment, spinal decompression, interferential current therapy, ultrasound and corrective exercises. We have experience in treating a wide range of conditions, including back pain, disc herniation, whiplash, sciatica, pinched nerves, frozen shoulder, scoliosis, headaches, neck pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and TMJ. Contact St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury & Rehab today at (727) 519-3757 for an appointment to discuss how chiropractic care can relieve pain from disc herniation, so you can enjoy life more fully.