Slipped disc is the common name for the medical terms 'prolapsed' or 'herniated' disc. A slipped disc most commonly occurs in people who are between 30 and 50 years of age. The condition affects twice as many men than women. Although back pain is a common problem for adults over the age of 30, a slipped disc is the cause of less than 1 in 20 cases of sudden back pain. Most back pain is the result of a muscle or ligament strain/sprain.
Hawaii Sports Chiropractic can help in many cases. Because the disc problem is often caused by, or worsened by, immobile vertebral joints, it is necessary to mobilize joints to take abnormal pressure off the disc optimizing the healing process. As the disc heals, it often will retract away from the nerve. Discs heal very slowly, so the recovery can be very slow as well, and sometimes take months. During this time of care and healing, specific stretches and exercises can help. These will be prescribed by Dr. Aren and sometimes Dr. Aren will recommend Physical Therapy to help the healing as well. In the most severe cases of disc injury, sometimes surgery is an option that can be considered.
Be aware that few treatments – even chiropractic treatments – can make up for years of abuse and neglect of spinal health that many people endure. Poor nutrition, poor posture, lack of proper exercise, and even incorrect lifting methods are among the many ways the spine suffers abuse. Early diagnosis and conservative treatment is the best way to begin correcting the pain suffered from a herniated disc. And the Hawaii Sports Chiropractic approach is an excellent first choice for extended pain relief and for a healthier spine in the future!
Your search for a Chiropractor in Kailua ends here! Dr. Aren Viveiros is one of the best Chiropractors in Kailua, Hawaii. He is trained to remove back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica, foot pain, and much more.
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