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Denver Chiropractor Provides Herniated Disc Injury Pain Relief Treatment

A herniated disc injury can cause excruciating pain radiating from the back down the leg (sciatica) or other areas of the body. Healthy, shock-absorbing intervertebral discs enable you to bend and twist your spine. They also allow nerves to pass from the spinal cord to the rest of your body. But if you’re one of the more than 3 million Americans suffering a herniated disc injury, schedule an appointment with Denver chiropractor Dr. Scott Evans at Vida Chiropractic Studio for effective, natural pain relief treatment today.

What Causes a Herniated Disc Injury?

A bulging or herniated disc injury can pinch nerves, causing widespread pain, and the causes usually fall within three general categories:

Sudden Injury—A traumatic sports injury or car accident injury can suddenly damage spinal discs. In fact, whiplash, a common auto accident injury, is a frequent cause of herniated disc injury in the neck.

Long-Term Poor Posture—Hours of sitting at an un-ergonomic computer desk, working out with poor form, slouching on the couch, hunching over a mobile device or sleeping on a saggy mattress can slowly weaken a disc’s outer membrane over time, causing the gelatinous nucleus to bulge and eventually extrude outward. Then suddenly, a sneeze, bending over to pick up a box, or twisting to grab a something across the table can suddenly cause the disc to split open (herniate), causing terrible pain.

Degenerative and Inflammatory Conditions—As we age, degenerative and inflammatory conditions can weaken the discs and cause them to dehydrate, which makes them less springy and more likely to herniate.

Chiropractic Care Can Provide Natural Herniated Disc Pain Relief

Not only is chiropractic care an effective, natural pain relief treatment for herniated disc injury, but it can also help prevent these spinal injuries in the first place.

Post disc injury, chiropractic care can remove uneven pressure from discs, relieving pinched nerves. This can lead to immediate, welcome pain relief. Continuing chiropractic adjustments after an injury can help give discs the space they need to recover naturally.

Regular chiropractic adjustments promote optimal spinal alignment, allowing the discs the best positioning to stay healthy in the first place.

See the Chiropractor Denver Trusts for Herniated Disc Pain Relief Treatment

For herniated disc prevention or pain relief treatment, schedule an appointment with your Denver chiropractor Dr. Evans today: (303) 433-5433. We look forward to helping you feel great!

Herniated Disc Injury Pain Q&A

What causes back pain?

Back pain is among the most common issues that brings patients to VIDA Chiropractic Studio. That’s not surprising given that at any time 60% to 80% of American adults suffer from back pain, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). The majority of back pain involves the lower, or lumbar, back. Pain can come on suddenly, the result of turning abruptly or trauma caused by an accident or while lifting something heavy. It can also develop gradually as part of the wear and tear that coincides with aging, or repetitive stress incurred on the job or by participating in certain sports, such as weight-lifting or gymnastics. Back pain can also be associated with arthritis and/or scoliosis.

What is Dr. Evans’ approach to alleviating back pain?

Dr. Evans first takes a detailed history and conducts a thorough physical exam, that will likely include x-rays, to diagnose the cause of the pain. Once he establishes that, Dr. Evans devises a personalized program that will include one or more of the following modalities:

  • Specific spinal adjustments.
  • At home exercise programs to improve flexibility and strengthen core and back muscles.
  • Nutrition and diet counseling.
  • A posture assessment and/or ergonomic recommendations.

What tips can Dr. Evans offer for preventing back pain?

Dr. Evans is a major advocate of preventive measures and offers the following tips for avoiding back pain.

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Excessive weight puts extra stress on the back.
  • Remain active.
  • Properly warm up before exercising or participating in sports.
  • Establish and maintain good posture, both while sitting and standing.
  • Avoid, shoes that fit poorly, along with high heels.
  • Sleep on a mattress with adequate support.
  • Rely on leg muscles, not back muscles, when lifting heavy items.
  • Make sure that your work space is ergonomic.

What is an x-ray motion study?

A motion x-ray is a valuable tool at VIDA Chiropractic Studio. It is a specialized x-ray system which uses technology to enable Dr. Evans to view a patient’s spine in motion. The procedure is conducted with the patient standing and moving in a weight bearing position, as x-rays are taken. Even more important is how an x-ray motion study allows the patient to easily and objectively identify exactly where their problems are with relation to their spine.

Have Questions about Herniated Disc Injury Pain Relief? We Have Answers.

We are here to help you live a life without daily pains, all new Patients receive a free consultation. Call us at (303) 433-5433

Have Questions about Herniated Disc Injury Pain Relief? We Have Answers.

We are here to help you live a life without daily pains, all new Patients receive a free consultation. Call us at (303) 433-5433