Disc Problems, Back Surgery and Chiropractic

As we all age, our discs may lose fluid and small cracks or lesions may form in the outer walls.  Spinal discs are the flexible, gel-like pads between your spinal bones (vertebrae) that give your spine it’s curves and flexibility.  Discs affect your height too – you are about 1/4″ – 1/2″ taller when you wake up than when you go to sleep due to the effects gravity has your spine.

This damage may be caused or accelerated by the vertebral subluxation complex, a spinal distortion chiropractors correct.  Your disc may bulge, irritate nerves and cause a lot of pain and discomfort.  In severe cases disc damage may affect sitting, standing, walking or lifting and cause pain when urinating, defecating, sneezing and coughing.

Is Back Surgery Effective?

Back surgery for herniation should only be attempted as a last resort.  Back surgery is a dangerous procedure with a high failure rate.  In many people the disc is not causing the pain; many people have disc degeneration with no symptoms.

The Chiropractic Record

For many years chiropractic has been able to save people from spinal surgery.  There are reports of an MRI or other imaging device revealing a disc herniation or protrusion in the neck or low back which has been reduced or completely reabsorbed under chiropractic care.  Had they not sought out chiropractic, many of these individuals undoubtedly would have had surgery.

How To Prevent Disc Problems

Why wait until a disc becomes “hot” before exploring chiropractic care?  Chiropractic has been a blessing to many sufferers of spine and disc problems, however it’s not a “treatment” for conditions, however it is care for your entire body.  Chiropractic care may help prevent your spine from deterioration and herniation.

Let Dr. Dreessen or Dr. Gilmore of Back To Action Chiropractic perform a simple chiropractic spinal checkup that may discover problems and prevent future operations.  You get your eyes, teeth and blood pressure checked, why not your spine?

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