Tacoma Chiropractic Center Offers Treatment for Pain from Disc Disorders
Disc disorders are a common problem that may result from aging, obesity, accident or overuse. When the spinal vertebrae are not properly cushioned by the discs, the result may be chronic or intermittent pain that has an impact on your ability to engage in normal activities. The chiropractors at Tacoma Chiropractic Center offer a variety of treatment options to help individuals who are experiencing pain from disc problems.
Common Disc Disorders
The discs are round fluid-filled sacs that lie between the vertebrae of the spine. These discs help to cushion the bones during movement. However, a number of problems can develop with these structures. There may be a loss of fluid in the discs. They may develop very small tears or cracks in the outer layer that cause the gel-like substance inside them to bulge, rupture or break up into a fragment. These issues can cause bulging or herniated discs that fail to protect the vertebrae or discs that slip out of their normal position, pinching the nerves that connect to the spinal column.
Common Symptoms of Disc Disorders
Disc disorders may cause an ache in the upper back or may result in radiated pain that affects the neck or arms. Problems discs in the lower back can cause discomfort in the buttocks or legs. Numbness or tingling may develop in the extremities or there may be a feeling of weakness in the arms or legs. Moving around may feel better than sitting or standing in the same position for long periods of time.
Chiropractors Offer Non-Surgical Treatment for Disc Disorder
Conventional treatments for back problems such as disc disorders may involve the use of strong medications, steroid injections or surgery that requires long recovery times. Chiropractic care offers another option. It does not use pharmaceuticals or invasive surgery. Your Tacoma chiropractor can use a variety of specialized methods to relieve pain and improve physical function. Active release technique. Graston technique, joint manipulation, trigger point therapy, massage therapy and disc decompression can all be used to provide relief from disc problems.
Call Tacoma Chiropractic Center for Treatment of Disc Disorders
The chiropractors, massage therapists, and staff at Tacoma Chiropractic Center utilize their many years of experience to provide superior service for their patients in Tacoma, WA and surrounding areas. We offer a variety of treatments that can help to reduce pain and improve flexibility. We can also help you to learn ergonomic methods that will help to prevent discomfort and injury in the future. Contact Tacoma Chiropractic Center today at 253-214-7594 for an appointment to learn more about the treatment options that can help your disc pain.