Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs and Spinal Arthritis
Herniated disks and spinal arthritis are no laughing matter. While many individuals will turn to their primary care provider to help treat both conditions, chiropractic can provide you with an alternative treatment option for those looking for a more natural choice.
While both spinal arthritis (also known as arthritis of the spine) and herniated disks are painful conditions that can be treated with methods such as chiropractic care, they are very different. Taking the time to understand each condition is essential in getting the treatment that brings you the most relief.
What are Herniated Discs and How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Herniated discs cause pain in your spine because of an underlying issue with one or more of the rubbery cushions (disks) that sit between the individual vertebra. These disks are made up of two parts:
- The nucleus: The center of the disk, often described as the “jelly-like center.”
- The annulus: The tough, rubbery exterior of the disk.
Herniated discs often refer to the rupture of a disk’s annulus, which causes the nucleus to push out through the annulus.
Chiropractic care offers several different treatment options to those suffering from herniated discs. In most cases, this involves combining physical and massage therapy to help relax the patient’s spine to reduce pain. These treatments work to stretch out the vertebra of the spine, allowing for the nucleus to slide back into place and take pressure off the nerves.
Chiropractic Care and Arthritis of the Spine
Spinal arthritis is caused by inflammation of the facet joints within the spine or sacroiliac joints. This painful inflammation can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, including aging and autoimmune disorders.
Arthritis can happen anywhere along the spine, but it is most frequently found in the neck and lower back. While there are many medical treatments available for arthritis of the spine, more individuals are seeking out the natural pain management treatment provided by a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Again, like with herniated discs, chiropractic care can help relieve the pain associated with this condition by stretching and relaxing the spine, taking the pressure off the affected nerves.
Chiropractic Care at Coastal Integrative Health in Leland
Spinal arthritis and herniated disks are nothing to joke about. The team of professionals at Coastal Integrative Health in Leland understands this and is here to help get your pain under control.
If you’re wondering if chiropractic care could help you with your herniated discs or spinal arthritis, contact us today for a consultation.