Herniated Disc — Chiropractic Care Treatment in Anchorage
A herniated disc is a common spinal problem that can cause chronic back pain and other symptoms. This condition occurs when the inner part of a spinal disc pushes through tears in the exterior that can lead to severe pain and even immobility. Bilan Chiropractic of Anchorage offers a way to ease the symptoms of this condition.
What Causes Herniated Discs
Herniated discs usually develop slowly due to wear and tear on spinal discs, which typically occurs during the aging process. However, certain movements, such as turning abruptly when lifting or carrying heavy objects, can also lead to this type of disc problem. Risk factors for this condition include working at a job that requires frequent lifting, having a family history of herniated discs, being a smoker, and being overweight.
We Can Help
Chiropractic treatment for herniated discs provides relief from chronic pain without medication or surgery and can help return you to normal activities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The results of such injuries can be debilitation, and a chiropractor is trained to improve joint mechanics and restore proper motion with gentle spinal realignment. These non-invasive treatments over time can reduce inflammation that is interfering with the nervous system. There are some cases of advanced disc degeneration that may require a more intensive approach to healing, and in certain situations surgery might be advised.