If a slipped disc is causing you pain, don’t wait to call us. Let our chiropractor in Palm Beach Gardens create a custom treatment plan to help you feel better. Call us today for an appointment - or just stop by the office. We happily accept walk-ins.
Chiropractic Care for Slipped Disc
The majority of slipped discs do not require surgery. In fact, spinal manipulation, rest, and lifestyle changes might be all you need to feel as good as new. When you come to see Dr. Ken for an evaluation, he will check for several things:
Are your reflexes normal?
Is there any noticeable loss of muscle strength?
Is a loss of sensation present along the path of the nerve?
Dr. Ken will also evaluate your posture and the entire spine during your visit to check overall function. Once he has gained all the information needed, Dr. Ken will develop a plan for treatment that is tailored specifically to your body’s needs. If a slipped disc is severe enough, then it is possible that an open-back or laser procedure is necessary. The chiropractor will explain all of his findings in detail.
Your treatment plan will include spinal manipulation and rehab. Spinal manipulation is a targeted hands-on adjustment of the bones and joints. Making these adjustments fix any interference with the nervous system and better allow the body to heal itself.
Whether your slipped disc is a result of wear and tear, sitting too long at your desk, or heavy lifting, we can advise you on how to help prevent another prolapsed disc. Our chiropractor takes the time to listen to every patient and really understand them as a whole, instead of just treating symptoms. We want to help you achieve ultimate health, and we believe chiropractic care and therapeutic massage are the perfect compliments to a healthy lifestyle.
If you are suffering from acute back pain or a rapid onset headache, you don’t need an appointment to see Dr. Ken - come on in and we will get you taken care of. No insurance is needed, and we won’t ask you to sign any long-term contracts. Our services are affordable because we want the benefits of chiropractic care to be available to everyone. Coming to our office should be a joy, not a burden. Call us today if you have any questions.
What is a Slipped Disc?
Technically a disc cannot slip, but they can wear down or herniate. A slipped disc is also referred to as a herniated disc or prolapsed disc. Discs are the shock absorbers in between each vertebra of the spine. A slipped disc occurs when the softer inner part of the disc protrudes out through a weak area in the outer part of the disc. The protruding disc might press on nerves causing pain and numbness.
If you have a slipped disc, you might experience the following symptoms which vary in intensity depending on location of the herniated disc:
- Low back pain
- Sharp leg pain
- Weakness in legs
- Spine tenderness
- And more
While the phrase ‘slipped disc’ is tossed around quite a bit, it is not as common as you might believe. If you suspect you have a herniated disc, call or walk in, and we can give you a complete evaluation.
If you need chiropractor service for your slipped disc in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, or any nearby area, call us!