Dealing With A Disc Injury

Are you currently living with a slipped disc or other disc injuries? If you suspect or have been diagnosed with a disc injury, you can depend on the team at Corazon Chiropractic Clinic when you are searching for lower back pain relief in Hillsboro, OR. Whether you are suffering from mild or severe pain, our team can promptly address the source of your pain before it progresses to permanent damage.

Chiropractic care can provide short-term pain relief and assist with long-term recovery from disc injuries. Chiropractic treatment involves an in-depth assessment of your medical history, physical exam, and an X-ray to determine the degree of the disc injury and suitable treatment for your injury. Our team is always this thorough when it comes to all injuries. Trust the Corazon Chiropractic Clinic when you need a sports injury chiropractor in Hillsboro, OR.


Disc Injury in Hillsboro

The little pads that lie between your vertebrae are called the intervertebral discs. Each of these discs has a tough outer ring and a soft gel-like center. Your disc's job is to both join and to separate your vertebrae from one another. These discs act as cushions, or shock absorbers, so that the bones don’t make contact with each other as you move around, carry large objects, and bend over. Without the discs you would literally be unable to move our upper torso. Here are a few of the different kinds of disc injuries that make movements of the upper torso painful and difficult:

  • A protruding disc occurs when the disc becomes asymmetrical and the gel is pushed out or bulging.
  • A herniated disc is when the disc material has ruptured to the point that the gel pushes outward.
  • A disc extrusion is the worst type of disc injury. This is when the gel balloons extensively into the area outside the vertebrae or breaks off from the disc.

Signs and Symptoms of a Disc Injury

All of the above issues tend to result in considerable back pain, numbness, and limitation in range of motion due to the irritation of the nerve roots at the point where the injury occurs and the impact this has on the surrounding tissues. A number of distressing symptoms can arise from this nerve irritation and damage, including but not limited to:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Weak legs or feet
  • Leg and foot pain, numbness and tingling (also known as sciatica)
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Chiropractic Care for Disc Injury

Chiropractic care in Hillsboro for disc injuries has a proven track record of providing both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery. A chiropractic treatment involves a thorough assessment of your medical history and x-rays, as well as a physical examination in order to determine the extent of the disc injury and the appropriate treatment.

The approach that is taken will be individually tailored to your specific issue and will always include gentle adjustments to the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves and deal with the pain and discomfort. If you have a disc injury, call our team at Corazon Chiropractic Clinic today to receive a consultation and start on the path to recovery.

Schedule an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment in Hillsboro, OR, today.

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Corazon Chiropractic Clinic
2251 SE Tualatin Valley Highway
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 648-4357

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Corazon Chiropractic Clinic
2251 SE Tualatin Valley Highway
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 648-4357