Causes of Herniated Discs
In many cases, disc herniation is the natural result of the gradual wear and tear of aging. This process is called disc degeneration.
Your spinal discs become less flexible over time due to a loss of water content, making them more susceptible to rupture. This loss of water content can become problematic since the discs in your spine are supposed to act as a cushion between your vertebrae.
A herniated disc can also be caused by impact injuries, such as those sustained in car accidents. Patients may also experience a combination of the above causes. Older people with already weakened discs may experience catastrophic ruptures when involved in even minor accidents or falls.
Herniated Disc Treatment in Atlanta
It is possible for a herniated disc to heal without the need for surgery when a conservative combination of non-invasive treatments is administered by an experienced chiropractor.
Dominguez Injury Centers provides the most comprehensive herniated disc treatment in Atlanta. Some of these herniated disc treatment methods we use may include:
• Heat and ice therapies
• Exercise regimens
• Physical therapy
• Pain medications
Surgery can be a last resort when all other options have proven ineffective. In our experience only about 10 percent of all patients suffering from a herniated disc must undergo surgery.
Getting Pain Relief from Bulging Discs
Many individuals suffering from a bulging disc, which is simply a disc that protrudes outside its normal space between vertebrae, experience no pain at all. Although a bulging disc is more common than a herniated disc, a herniated disc is more often associated with back pain.
The treatment of a bulging disc depends on the symptoms. Many people suffering from a bulging disc can manage their symptoms without undergoing surgery. Treatment plans may include the use of over-the-counter pain medications or physical therapy.
Don’t suffer one day longer. Our chiropractic clinic accepts many types of insurance and is committed to offering affordable rates on herniated disc and bulging disc treatments.
Returning patients can also select a multiple visit bundle that reduces their price per visit. If you’re looking for a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical solution for back pain management, trust the gifted hands at Dominguez Injury Centers in Atlanta.