If you have been diagnosed with or believe you have a herniated disc, the good news is that surgery is very rarely needed, and in fact, one of the most effective treatments for your condition is Chiropractic. Chiropractic offers a non surgical drug free and cost effective way to get on the road to healing and taking back your health.
What is a Herniated Disc and How Do I know If I have one?
A herniated disc is a very common injury that affects people most often between the ages of 30 to 50 and afflicts men almost 2 to 1 over women. It often appears to be brought on suddenly by something as simple as a cough or sneeze. The reality is the problem may have been laying dormant and undiscovered until the disc begins pressing on your nerve and causing pain.
In simple terms, a herniated disc is a “slipped disc” or a “bulging disc” in your spine. The Mayo clinic defines it: “A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine. A spinal disk is a little like a jelly donut, with a softer center encased within a tougher exterior. Sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the softer “jelly” pushes out through a tear in the tougher exterior.”
What are the symptoms of a Herniated Disc?
Common Symptoms Include:
* Numbness of tingling
*Pain in Arms and or Legs
*Weakness in the affected area
*Back pain and Neck pain
How is a Herniated Disc Treated?
How your condition is treated depends on a lot of factors, including your general health and where the injury has occurred. Your Chiropractor will first begin by doing a complete examination, taking a medical history and most likely recommend taking an X-Ray or an MRI to properly diagnose and determine the cause of your pain. Some possible recommendations in your individualized treatment plan may include:
*Spinal manipulation (a gentle Chiropractic Adjustment)
Herniated discs can be painful, but fortunately there is help. Dr.Johnson your Woodlawn Chiropractor has been treating Herniated Discs for almost 20 years and has the expertise needed to diagnose and treat your condition in his state of the art Chiropractic office using the latest research and treatment modalities.
For further information on Herniated Discs and how Chiropractic can help you, call us at (410) 744-1233 and schedule your FREE Consultation with Dr. Johnson. You can also check out our website at: www.MyPainReliefCenter.com.
Suffering From Whiplash-Your Baltimore Chiropractor Can Help
Did you know that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 3 million people are injured in car accidents each year? When it happens to you, the physical and emotional trauma that follows can be devastating. You are thankful that it wasn’t worse and initially you think with rest the pain will go away. Unfortunately, with some injuries, the pain doesn’t go away on it’s own and may need treatment to heal. One of the most common injuries in an auto accident is to the soft tissues, and is known as Whiplash.
A whiplash injury occurs when the muscles and ligaments are stretched and torn due to a sudden jerking movement of the head and neck. A rear end collision often causes this type of injury and the pain may begin immediately following the accident or begin hours to days later.
What Are The Symptoms Of Whiplash?
Whiplash has many telltale symptoms, some of the more common ones include:
*decreased range of motion in your neck
*pain or numbness in your hand and or arm
How is Whiplash Treated?
If you think you may have whiplash, a visit to your local Chiropractor may be necessary. A Chiropractor is trained and licensed to treat Whiplash and uses a variety of methods to diagnose and treat you. Depending on your needs, the Doctor will first do a consultation and physical exam which may include x-rays to determine the root cause of your pain. In the case of car accidents, some of the following techniques may be used:
* Massage Therapy : A licensed therapist may be on staff to provide deep tissue massage designed to release the pressure on the soft tissues and promote healing.
* Physical Therapy : Your Chiropractor may recommend a series of exercises designed to increase blood flow to the area and eliminate muscle spasms as well as hot or cold therapy as part of your treatment.
* Spinal Manipulation : There are many safe and effective techniques available to treat you and after a thorough examination, your doctor will determine the best course of action.
You don’t have to live in pain, and if left untreated, your condition will often get worse. If you have been in an auto accident, Dr. Johnson can help. He has been in practice for almost 20 years and as your Baltimore Chiropractor, he and his staff will work hard to make you feel welcome and get you on the road to health as quickly as possible.
For a free consultation, give us a call at (410) 744-1233 or for more information about our office visit us at www.MyPainReliefCenter.com .