Slipped Disc

Your SW Calgary choice for Herniated Disc Treatment

Chiropractical is pleased to offer treatment options to help address back pain and other herniated disc, injured disc, or bulging disc symptoms. Whether your pain is mild or severe, it’s important to deal with it as soon as possible so that it doesn’t progress into more permanent damage. Call Chiropracital today, so we can begin helping treat your slipped disc and guide you on the road to recovery.

What is a Slipped, Injured or Bulging Disc?

Your spinal column is made up of a series of bones (vertebrae) stacked onto each other. The little pads that lie between your vertebrae are called the intervertebral discs. Each disc has a tough outer ring and soft gel-like center. They act as cushions, or shock absorbers so that the bones don’t make contact with each other as you move around and go about your daily activities like walking, lifting, twisting, and bending over.

Injury or weakness can cause the soft inner portion of the disc to protrude through the outer ring. This is known as a slipped, herniated, or prolapsed disc. This causes pain and discomfort, which can range from mild to quite severe.

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Typical Causes of a Slipped, Injured or Bulging Discs

  • Age – Because your discs begin to lose some of their protective water content as you age, you are more likely to experience a slipped disc as you get older.
  • Certain repetitive motion
  • Twisting or turning to lift an object
  • Lifting a very large, heavy object
  • Overweight individuals are at a higher risk for a slipped disc because their discs must support the additional weight.
  • Weak muscles and a sedentary lifestyle may contribute to the development of a slipped disc.

Signs and Symptoms of a Slipped, Injured or Bulging Disc

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Weak legs or feet
  • Legs or foot pain, numbness, and tingling (also known as sciatica)
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Chiropractic care for Disc Injury

Chiropractic treatment involves a thorough assessment of your medical history and x-rays, as well as a physical examination in order to determine the extent of disc injury and the appropriate treatment. Treatment will be individually tailored to your specific issue and will always include gentle adjustments to the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves and help with pain and discomfort.

A herniated disc can be painful and debilitating. Chiropracital is dedicated to helping you deal with your herniated disc. We encourage you to call our clinic today, so we can begin helping you deal with the symptoms.

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To learn more about treatment for a Slipped Disc, call Chiropractical
at (403) 258-4422 to book your appointment today!

Chiropractical offers treatment styles such as Diversified, Activator, Active Release Therapy, Thompson Drop Table, Torque Release, KST & Webster Techniques.