Wellness awaits you at Comprehensive Chiropractic Care in East Meadow. Dr. Michael Brass and our wellness team help patients find pain relief using holistic chiropractic healthcare. Dr. Brass is a chiropractor who treats underlying problems that cause painful symptoms, rather than just alleviating the symptoms.
Patients seek chiropractic treatment for issues that commonly arise from spinal column imbalance, causing pain in the back. The back is a complex structure with many moving parts. An imbalance in the spinal column can affect nerves that travel through the entire body, creating pain in areas other than just the back. Chiropractors are commonly known for treating back pain, but many people do not realize that an imbalanced spine can cause other body pain. A common culprit of this pain is from a herniated disc which our team can help you with.
Most people will experience back pain at least once in their life. Back pain can be the result of a sudden injury or can be caused by chronic deterioration of the structures in the spinal column. Back pain can be a simple ache, or it can be a stabbing or shooting pain. Some common causes of back pain include:
- Herniated or Bulging Disc
- Muscular Strain
- Spinal Stenosis
Herniated or Bulging Disc.
In order to understand what a bulging disc is, one must know something about the structure of the back. The upper (cervical) back contains seven bones. The middle region (thoracic) contains twelve bones. The lower (lumbar) back has five bones. These bones are called vertebrae. As the human body moves, twists, and extends through daily or strenuous activities, it undergoes strain. The strain and impact of the bones is absorbed in tissue between each of the vertebral bones, called discs. The discs are made up of two layers. There’s a soft inner cushion protected by a harder outer lining. When the inner layer slips or seeps through the outer layer, that is a herniated disc. Herniated discs are most commonly experienced in the lumbar region of the back but can also happen around the neck.
Causes of herniated or bulging discs are:
- Poor posture
- Weak ergonomics
- Sudden impact injuries
- Heavy lifting
- Spinal degeneration
Treatment of Herniated or Bulging Discs
Our team can treat bulging disc pain using spinal manipulation and low force techniques. Chiropractic massage therapy can provide relief from pain. Icing the area can minimize inflammation, adding to a reduction in pain. Therapy may also include pelvic traction, gentle massage, ice and heat therapy, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and stretching exercises. Rest is critical in order to avoid reinjury. We will work with you to find exercises and activities that help you to reduce pain and possible reinjury.
Come Find Wellness at Comprehensive Chiropractic Care Center
Schedule an appointment with our team at Comprehensive Chiropractic Care in East Meadow to find relief from your back pain. Our online patient center allows you to schedule your appointments online and download forms that you can complete at your convenience before your appointment. We look forward to helping you with your wellness goals. Contact us to find out how!