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Disc Problems in St. Cloud

man holding back with severe painAt Advantage Chiropractic, we understand the challenges that come with disc problems and are dedicated to providing effective treatment protocols to reduce pain and promote healing. Our team, consisting of Dr. Mark and Donna Roerick, works together to create a comprehensive approach for our patients.

Chiropractic Adjustments and Nerve/Disc Pressure Equalization

Chiropractic adjustments play a crucial role in equalizing pressure on the nerves and discs affected by disc problems. Dr. Mark specializes in chiropractic adjustments, which can help improve joint mechanics, spinal motion, and reduce inflammation. These adjustments aim to restore proper motion and position of malfunctioning spinal bones, potentially allowing disc tissue to return to a more normal size and shape.

Nutritional Recommendations and Supportive Braces

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Donna provides nutritional recommendations to support the healing process. Proper nutrition plays an essential role in optimizing overall wellness and promoting spinal health. Additionally, we offer a range of back braces designed to provide support to the affected area, particularly in the low back or lumbar spine. These braces can help reduce pain and support the soft tissues surrounding the low back region.

Understanding Disc Problems and Causes

While there’s no such thing as a slipped disc, bulging, protruding, and herniated discs are very real issues. Each spinal disc consists of a jelly-like center contained by bands of fibrous tissue. When the core shifts due to improper lifting, slips, falls, or accidents, various disc problems may arise, including:

  • Herniation: Occurs when the central portion of the disc ruptures.
  • Protrusion: Common cause of back pain, where the disc bulges at its weakest point, exerting pressure on nearby nerves.
  • Prolapse: Involves a spinal disc escaping from between the vertebrae of the spine.

Chiropractic as the First Line of Treatment

Chiropractic care offers a remarkably effective and natural approach to address disc problems. By improving joint mechanics, spinal motion, and reducing inflammation, drug-free chiropractic care can help restore proper motion and position to malfunctioning spinal bones. In many cases, when disc problems are addressed early on, disc tissue may return to a more normal size and shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic help with disc problems?

Chiropractic adjustments aim to restore proper motion and position to malfunctioning spinal bones, potentially allowing disc tissue to return to a more normal size and shape.

Are disc problems simply part of the aging process?

While disc problems can occur as a result of age-related degeneration, many issues stem from years of neglect. Maintaining spinal health through chiropractic care and proper lifestyle choices can help prevent or minimize disc problems.

Can chiropractic care help avoid surgery for disc problems?

In some cases, chiropractic care may help individuals avoid surgery. However, the severity of the disc condition will determine the most appropriate course of action. Starting with chiropractic care provides a natural and non-invasive option.

Get the Help You Deserve

If you suspect a disc problem, don’t wait to seek help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discover how chiropractic care can provide natural pain relief and promote healing for your disc problems.

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Disc Problems St. Cloud, Waite Park, Sartell and Sauk Rapids MN | (320) 251-1080