- The Nucleus Pulpous – The inner layer that’s located in the center of your disc and appears as some type of jelly-like substance.
- The Annulus Fibrosis – The outer layer that appears as a thick ligament.
Both parts assist with the mobility and flexibility of your spine, while also providing support for your entire vertebrae.
Disc Degeneration and Other Complications
When your discs become traumatized or damaged as a result of an accident, they can can cause the nucleus to become herniated and the inner jelly to leak out into your spinal canal. When this fluid builds up, it creates a significant amount of tension for the nerves in your spine, which leads to:
- Limited mobility
Treating Herniated Discs
There are a number of ways our Jonesboro Chiropractors treat herniated discs in patients. The primary goal of Chiropractic treatment is to relieve pain and discomfort, while also alleviating all other symptoms that are a result of your herniated disc.
All treatment plans are customized to meet your body’s unique characteristics, including your:
- Body frame
- Extent of the injury
- Type of symptoms
Scheduling An Examination
Scheduling an appointment with one of our Chiropractors is the first step in resolving your herniated disc.
During your first examination, your doctor will evaluate your entire spine to determine the extent of the injury. From here, they will create a personalized treatment routine that can consist of a number of exercises and stretches that support your recovery process.
Most of the time, our doctors will recommend and offer gentle adjustments to your spine, that allow the surrounding tendons, muscles, and ligaments to relax and stretch back to their normal placement. This type of approach is designed to open up space between your vertebrae, which helps relieve pressure attached to your compressed nerves.
This hands-on therapy comprises of:
- Chiropractic therapy
- Physical therapy
Depending on the extent of your condition, your Chiropractor may need to apply a low amount of force that helps ease the symptoms caused by your herniated disc. Other treatment options like:
- Manual therapy;
- Stretching massages;
- Therapy controlled exercises;
Can also help relieve pain and resolve herniated discs.
Give Us a Call Today
If you’re suffering from herniated discs, you’re most likely experiencing a significant amount of pain and are limited in your mobility. In order to address this right away so that you can get back into your normal routine, give us a call today in order to schedule your first appointment.
Our number is (404) 602-0387 and you can speak with one of our doctors Monday through Sunday, 24 hours a day.
Our team of professional and friendly staff can answer any questions you may have, help you with your insurance provider, and schedule you for a visit within the week.
If you happen to be driving through the area, we also welcome walk-in appointments at our office located at:
750 Mount Zion Road Jonesboro, GA 30236