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Posted on 08-15-2012
In between the vertebra in your spine are cartilaginous discs which when healthy are soft in the center and covered by a tough outer layer. When the jelly-like substance in the center of a disc squeezes out through a crack or tear in the outer layers, this is referred to as bulging, ruptured or herniated. When we damage our spine through sports, accidents, poor posture or otherwise, our spinal discs dehydrate and become more susceptible to tears which, in turn, make them easier to herniate. As they wear down over time, an individual is more likely to experience symptoms like back pain, numbness, tingling, weakness or sciatica. Some patients just degenerate and actually have no symptoms or mask the symptoms with medication till the pain subsides, unfortunately things will eventually get bad. For most patients, chiropractic treatment or spinal decompression will be enough to resolve the symptoms without having to resort to surgery, but the key is to address it as soon as possible.
The professionals at our clinic in Clermont, FL can help determine what is the best course of treatment. We may use x-rays or MRI's to determine your main problem. Our chiropractors will work with you to develop a treatment plan to improve your condition. You may be treated with a variety of chiropractic techniques including adjustments, spinal decompression, massage and/or exercises. Our chiropractor will also educate you regarding ways of preventing these issues in the future. You might think your pain will simply go away, but when left untreated or if you only mask the symptoms with medication, you are at risk for much greater problems in the future.
Don't wait until it's too late, see our chiropractic physicians today!
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