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Help for Slipped Disc Royal Oak

man with upper back pain A slipped or herniated disc is when the soft cushion of tissue between the bones in your spine pushes out. Certain motions may cause a slipped disc. Turning or twisting to lift an object can cause a disc to move out of place.

If you lift a hefty or oversized object, doing so can place a significant strain on the lower back, resulting in a slipped disc. Those with physically taxing jobs that require a substantial amount of lifting could be at higher risk for slipped discs.

Common Symptoms

Here are some typical symptoms that those with a slipped disc experience:

  • Pain and numbness, typically on one side of the body
  • Pain that radiates to your arms or legs
  • Pain that worsens at night or with particular movements
  • Pain that gets worse after standing, sitting or getting out of bed
  • Pain when walking short distances
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling, aching or burning sensations in the area that’s affected

Our Approach

If there’s an area that’s stuck, it doesn’t move, and then the fluid can’t come in, so the discs start to dehydrate. Hydration is critical. We need to make sure the patient is well hydrated. That’s because if you’re dehydrated, your slipped disc also will be.

We use specific and gentle adjustments to move the disc fibers. When the spine is in alignment, it allows the fluid of the disc to stay hydrated more. The body self-heals when the fluid is restored.

You may be wondering if you’ll need to lie down on an adjusting table for us to provide care. That action can be uncomfortable for someone with a slipped disc. If you’re like some of the other patients who come in hunched over in pain, rest assured that we can adjust you in that position. You don’t need to climb onto an adjusting table.

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we can provide some specific stretches and exercises that will help too. We will teach you in the office how to do them.

How Long Does It Take to Get Relief?

It depends on the severity of your pain and how long you’ve had it. If you’ve dealt with a slipped disc for many months, it will take longer to treat.

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You don’t have to put up with pain caused by a slipped disc. Contact us today to get help for a slipped disc Royal Oak.

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