While working with our patients, we have found that spinal disc problems are widely misunderstood.
There are many reasons for this and a great deal of confusion comes from the fact that medical and chiropractic professionals do not always agree on the causes of disc and nerve pain. In turn, this means that patients can have a difficult time understanding this complex, and often not well explained health issues.
Next because of the variety and complexity of terms used to describe disc-related pain and , such as a pinched nerve, degenerated disc, slipped disc, herniated disc, bulging disc, and so on.
When a disc breaks down from the aging process or injury, it can lead to back pain, leg pain, arm pain, and other symptoms such as numbness and weakness in the neck, neck, shoulder, arm and possibly into the hand.
- Pain and numbness, most commonly on one side of the body.
- Pain that extends to your arms or legs.
- Pain that worsens at night or with certain movements.
- Pain that worsens after standing or sitting.
- Pain when walking short distances.
- Unexplained muscle weakness.
Proper diagnostics, which commonly involves imaging (either x-ray or MRI) and proper diagnostic evaluation is necessary in order to determine what course of care is necessary and most appropriate.
There are times where disc problems have progressed beyond what can be treated with Chiropractic techniques or even Atlas Orthogonal.
We offer the non-surgical alternative of Spinal Disc Decompression as well as laser and infrared light therapy for many of the patients that far beyond the scope of chiropractic care.