Chiropractic Care for a Slipped Disc
At French Family Chiropractic, with offices in Erin and Clarksville TN, we offer chiropractic care to provide pain relief for upper and lower back conditions. One of the most common conditions that our chiropractor sees and treats is a slipped disc. While many people suffer from this condition, not everyone knows what a slipped disc is or how a chiropractor can treat it.
What is a Slipped Disc?
A slipped disc, also commonly referred to as a herniated disc, occurs when the inner portion of the disc protrudes outside of the outer portion of the disc. These discs are located between your spinal bones, so a slipped disc can cause you to experience pain in all of the parts of the body connected to your spine. Most people who are suffering from a slipped disc report pain in the upper and lower back, neck, shoulders, or legs. While it can affect many parts of the body, a slipped disc most commonly causes pain near the part of the body where the disc is slipped.
How Does a Slipped Disc Occur?
A slipped disc can occur in several different ways. Your discs can weaken over time and you may experience a slipped or herniated disc due to age. A slipped disc can also occur due to trauma in the body. Slipped discs are very common when someone has been in a car accident and their body is thrown forward or to the side in a rapid, sudden motion. Finally, a slipped disc can occur if you are lifting something heavy, and you put pressure on your discs or spine.
How a Chiropractor Treats a Slipped Disc
Many chiropractic techniques can be used to treat and heal the slipped disc, and to help minimize the pain that you are experiencing. Spinal alignment and spinal decompression services can be used to treat the slipped disc and help it to slide back into place. Exercise and rehabilitation can also treat pain and strengthen the weakened area, reducing the chances of a slipped disc happening in the future.
Slipped Disc Treatment in Clarksville and Erin, TN
A slipped disc can cause a lot of pain. At French Family Chiropractic, we can provide chiropractic care to help ease the pain caused by this condition and help you to heal naturally. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors. Call our Clarksville office at (931) 919-2869 or our Erin office at (931)289-5800.