Spinal discs are meant to be strong and supportive, but sometimes they can become a source of pain. A slipped disc is one such problem that can occur when the discs between the vertebrae slip out of place. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the back and arms. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help relieve your symptoms and restore function.
At French Chiropractic, Dr. French provides chiropractic care for slipped disc treatment. We will work to realign your spine and help the discs return to their proper position. Schedule an appointment with us today if you suspect a slipped disc and live in Erin, Clarksville, or the surrounding areas.
What is a Slipped Disc?
A slipped disc, also known as a herniated disc, is a problem that can occur when the discs between the vertebrae slip out of place. These discs act as cushions between the bones of the spine and help keep the spine flexible.
Discs are made up of a soft, jelly-like center surrounded by a tough outer layer. Over time, the discs can begin to wear down and crack. This can allow the jelly-like center to bulge out or rupture through the outer layer. When this happens, it can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the back and arms.
Causes of a Slipped Disc
Several things can cause a slipped disc, including:
- Heavy lifting
- Frequent bending or twisting
- Sitting in the same position for long periods
- Age-related wear and tear
Chiropractic Care for Treating Slipped Discs
Chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for slipped discs. One technique that is effective for treating slipped discs is the flexion-distraction technique. This technique uses a special table that helps to stretch and decompress the spine. This can help take pressure off of the discs and allow them to return to their proper position.
Our chiropractor may also conduct other spinal manipulations and recommend additional treatments such as exercises, heat therapy, and lifestyle changes. We will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your individual needs. That way, you can find relief from your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Contact French Chiropractic for Slipped Disc Treatment
If you are experiencing pain, numbness, or tingling in your back or arms, you may have a slipped disc. Contact French Chiropractic to schedule a consultation with Dr. French and learn more about how we can help. Call our Clarksville office today at (931) 919-2869 or our Erin office at (931)289-5800. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.