Chiropractic Adjustments: Non-Invasive Treatment for Disc Pain
Back pain caused by a disc bulge or herniated disc can be excruciating.
Investing in treatment for your disc pain is vital to prevent long-term damage and increased pain.
Thankfully, your Denville chiropractor can help you find relief, whether your pain is caused by a ruptured disc or a disc bulge.
What Causes a Bulging, Ruptured, or Herniated Disc?
When you talk to someone about disc pain, it isn’t uncommon to hear the terms bulging, herniated, and ruptured disc used interchangeably. They’re entirely different, though.
What’s the difference? Think of your discs like jelly-filled donuts. If you press on the donut, the jelly inside will press against the sides of the donut. If you press down hard enough, the jelly will start to seep through.
A Disc Bulge vs a Herniated or Ruptured Disc
A disc bulge is when the jelly-like material inside your disc is compressed and starts to press against the sides of the outer layer of the disc.
A herniated disc and a ruptured disc are the same things. In this situation, the outside of the disc has ruptured or is torn, allowing the jelly-like center to seep out.
In both instances, the disc or the jelly material will press against and irritate the nerves, causing immense pain.
Treat Your Disc Pain with Assistance from Your Denville Chiropractor
It’s vital to your long-term health and ability to function optimally that you seek treatment as soon as you notice disc pain.
Your Denville chiropractor can recommend various treatments for your disc pain, including spinal adjustments, modalities and necessary physio therapies. The goal is to relieve the pressure on your nerves, thereby reducing your pain.
Your chiropractor might also recommend home exercises and ergonomic adjustments for you to implement to reduce your risk of spinal misalignment and nerve compression.
A Custom Treatment Plan for Your Unique Needs
Dr. Michael Irhin recognizes that all patients are different, which is why he refuses to take a one-size-fits-all approach to treat disc pain.
Besides the fact that ruptured and herniated discs are different issues, Dr. Irhin knows that there are other contributing factors when it comes to your specific case. Body type, age, habits – they all play a role.
When you visit Commons Chiropractic Center, you can rest assured you’ll receive individualized treatment that will fit your needs and lifestyle.
Ready to ease your back pain? Contact our team today 973-366-3335 to learn more about your options.