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Georgia Chiropractic Care for Herniated Disc

A herniated disc, also referred to as a slipped disc, is a spinal condition that occurs when a disc ruptures or shifts from its original position. This painful condition is typically caused by excessive strain or injury to the back, such as lifting heavy objects frequently or twisting while lifting.

Herniated Disc

However, sitting for extended periods can also be a contributing factor in developing a herniated disc, as it puts excessive pressure on the spine.

While herniated discs can occur in any part of the spine, they are more commonly observed in the lower back. If you are suffering from a herniated disc, the pain is localized in the affected area of the back.

At AlternaHealth Solutions, our chiropractors utilize a gentle yet effective approach to help alleviate pain and aid in the healing of a slipped disc. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

What Are the Symptoms of a Herniated Disc?

The spinal column comprises of a series of vertebrae that act as a protective shield for the spinal cord - a complex network of nerves. Intervertebral discs, composed of cartilage, are situated between each vertebra, providing a cushioning effect. These discs play a crucial role in shock absorption and offer flexibility to your spine, enabling movement.

 

However, when a disc is displaced or ruptured, it can press on nerves in your spinal cord, resulting in a variety of symptoms such as:

  • **Pain:**

  • If the affected disc is not compressing a nerve, it can cause a dull backache without radiating pain to the lower extremities. You may experience pain on one side of your body, and you might feel worse after certain movements, like coughing or bending.

  • **Numbness or Weakness:**

  • A herniated disc can exert pressure on spinal nerves, resulting in numbness, tingling, or weakness. For example, you may experience a tingling sensation in your leg.

Our Chiropractor Can Help You


In some cases, a herniated disc may heal on its own, sparing you the need for surgery. However, the healing process may take several months, and you may experience discomfort or pain along the way. It's crucial to avoid re-injury or straining your back to allow your body to recuperate naturally.

Chiropractic care can aid in a quicker recovery and prevent a herniated disc from worsening. A chiropractor can assist in providing relief from symptoms as your body heals.

At AlternaHealth Solutions, we specialize in alleviating the symptoms of herniated discs. Our team of experts employs Quantum Spinal Mechanics (QSM3), an advanced chiropractic approach that targets the upper cervical region to restore spinal balance and relieve tension and pain. With QSM3, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • **Painless:** Unlike traditional chiropractic methods, QSM3 uses a gentle touch and does not involve twisting, popping, or cracking.

  • **Non-invasive:** Our approach helps reduce inflammation and pain without the need for surgical intervention, mitigating associated risks.

  • **Medicine-free:** By alleviating pressure on the spine, joints, and muscles, QSM3 promotes natural healing and pain relief without requiring medication.

Contact Our Roswell, Georgia Office Today

Do not endure pain for another day. Request an appointment today to discover how we can assist you in recuperating from a herniated disc.

 

Schedule an appointment today

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