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 purpose of chiropractic care is to locate and correct areas of the spine interfering with the proper nervous system control of your body. Because the intervertebral discs are so close to the spinal cord and nerve roots, disc involvement is quite common in chiropractic cases. Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper motion and position of malfunctioning spinal bones, reducing nervous system involvement. If caught before permanent damage, disc tissue often returns to a more normal size and shape by restoring proper motion and position of affected spinal joints.
No. However, many disc problems are the result of years of neglect. Many spinal problems are nonsymptomatic until the advanced stages of degeneration. There are many cases of elderly patients who have maintained their spine throughout their lives who enjoy excellent spinal health and function.
This is a common refrain. Because our bodies are unusually adaptive, we can often accommodate a variety of stresses for years. Finally, like the “straw that broke the camel’s back,” we turn or bend funny and suddenly our spine succumbs to the accumulation of stress.