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Here at Michaux Family Chiropractic, we see many patients in search of relief for back pain, bulging disc and sciatica. Sometimes that pain is due to poor posture while other times it's due to injuries. Regardless of the external factors that cause low back pain and other types of discomfort, we find that it is often the result of an underlying disc problem.
Discs are located in between the spinal vertebrae and are designed to absorb shock and facilitate movement in the spine. Sometimes, the discs can become irritated or opened causing a herniated disc or bulging disc. Typically, a herniated disc or a bulging disc can cause great discomfort to the patient, as it exposes painful nerve endings and prevents full range of motion.
Occasionally, a problematic disc can cause sciatica, which occurs when a bulging, herniated or slipped disc puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, releasing constant or sporadic pain throughout the extremities. Over time, visits to our Clermont chiropractor may alleviate the pain and mobility complications caused by sciatica.
Our Clermont chiropractor uses spinal decompression therapy as a non-surgical way of treating herniated discs and other spinal disc injuries. The process has been shown to be an effective treatment for common disc and nerve problems. Often, it is due to vertebrae compression that discs slip out of place or become agitated in the spinal column. Using a spinal decompression table, the body's spine is gently stretched out, causing the discs to return to their proper position and shape.
Decompression techniques work slowly over time and may require multiple sessions. However, with successful treatment, patients may return to normal spinal alignment without the need for pain medications. Eventually, the discs can return to a healthy state and become strong enough to thwart future injuries.
In addition to spinal decompression, our Clermont chiropractor uses more traditional chiropractic techniques to treat low back pain associated with a herniated disc. Gentle chiropractic adjustments and manipulations of the neck and back can relieve subluxations throughout the spine that may be putting pressure on the vertebrae and discs. These gentle manipulations can provide immediate relief for disc related pain in the upper and lower back, neck, and throughout the legs and arms.
Many people find that decompression therapy and the care of a chiropractor provide relief in other areas, as well. In addition to back and extremity pain, patients may find that previous numbness, stiff joints or chronic headaches also disappear with therapy. Many of these conditions are interconnected to the nervous system, and few people realize that a single disc problem in the spine could cause multiple aches, pains and discomforts throughout the body. It's the job of our office to detect these complications as soon as possible, and return you to a pain-free path of health and well-being.