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Slipped Disc

We probably do not have to tell you how painful a slipped disc may feel. But do you know the various causes of it and what the best treatment options are in Tallahassee? By understanding the condition, what causes it, and all the different treatment options, you can find your way back to good health and a pain-free life style. Hopefully you’ll find this information helpful.

Back Pain and Your Lifestyle

It goes without saying that a slipped disc causes back pain. At times you may wonder if you can get through your daily routine because of this nagging pain. There may be a number of reasons you are suffering from a slipped disc…

Traumatic injury:

You may have been in a car accident or even suffered a sports injury. For some people, they may be genetically predisposed to a degenerative spine condition. Often times we find that disc deterioration is called many names, like slipped disc, herniated discs, bulging discs and even collapsed discs.

Natural Wear & Tear Related To Aging:

What happens over time is that the spongy discs between the vertebrae lose height and elasticity because of the loss of water. Since the spine is subject to constant movement and pressure, the pain can become over bearing at times.

As much as we would like to be able to stop the aging process, it’s not possible, so let’s talk about lifestyle factors that may contribute to a slipped disc and chronic back pain.

  1. Smoking
  2. Poor Posture
  3. Sedentary Lifestyle
  4. High Impact Sports
  5. Obesity
  6. Prolonged Overexertion

If you want relief from back pain caused by these conditions and more, changes in your lifestyle may be the doctor’s order for the day. For the aging population, getting exercise, losing weight and getting out of the recliner can help a great deal. Most people do not know it, but in most cases motion is the best cure for pain.

Finding An Effective Treatment Regiment for a Slipped Disc

If you’ve been diagnosed by your doctor with a slipped disc, then the next thing they should do is try and determine the underlying reasons for it. Many times it could be related to aging or other lifestyle factors.

Many physicians are quick to recommend pain medications either prescribed or over the counter. Some non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy or chiropractic care are recommended. In rare cases surgery may be necessary if they’re unable to provide back pain relief using the conservative treatments mentioned above.

By considering chiropractic care, many find relief without medications and/or surgery. A doctor of chiropractic considers your overall heath, not just your slipped disc. Looking at your lifestyle, they can make some recommendations that can have a positive effect on your condition.

By looking at the entire person and their daily routine, a wellness program can be recommended that will best treat your personal condition. By realizing that each person is unique, a chiropractor can custom design a wellness program that helps you continue with a normal routine in life.

Chiropractic care is a natural method for health care that treats the causes of physical pain in your neck, back, legs and arms. The main idea behind this type of care for a slipped disc is to help your spine function normally by relieving pinched nerves in your spine, which causes the back pain you may be experiencing.

If you would like additional information about how chiropractic care may be able to help you, call Whitfield Chiropractic Clinic for an appointment or fill out the online contact form on out contact us page.

New patients receive a free consultation!

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