When visiting a chiropractor, back and neck pain are among the chief complaints. While most back and neck pain are minor and can be alleviated with regular chiropractic adjustments, some pain can be attributed to a herniated disc which is a more serious problem. Herniated discs occur when the rubber padding that supports the spinal disc slips out of place. Often, the disc presses up against a nerve which can lead to minor or excruciating pain. A disc can herniate a number of ways such as stretching or moving the wrong way, lifting heavy objects improperly, getting into a car accident, etc.
If you have suffered from a herniated disc, then you know that any little movement or motion can cause pain and further aggravate the problem. A common misconception is that chiropractic adjustments will not help with herniated discs, but rather make them worse. This is not the case. Scientific, specific, and neurologically-based chiropractic care allows a chiropractor to safely and efficiently assess and adjust the spine so that you can be free of the pain that comes from a herniated disc. Misalignments of the spine are known to cause inflammation and nerve interference, however, when removed it restores proper nerve communication to all systems and will reduce inflammation surrounding the herniated disc. Seeking chiropractic care is a long-term solution for your pain and overall health that can improve your quality of life without the risks associated with other methods of treating herniated discs. Chiropractic is not the only method for managing the pain of a herniated disc, but it is the safest and the most effective. When certain painful symptoms begin, many turn to medications. However, medications come with harmful side effects. In addition, medications only treat the symptoms and not the root cause, only masking the pain until the medication wears off. Chiropractic treats the misalignment, the actual herniated disc, and the associated nerve interference, thus treating the root of the problem in a natural, risk-free way. Before resorting to an invasive procedure that may or may not work, seek help from a chiropractor. If you think you are suffering from a herniated disc, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-994-6008 to make an appointment. Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!