Discs are circles of cartilage that act as a cushion and shock absorber between the vertebrae of the spine. If you visualize the give and take of the discs between the sections of vertebra, you come to the conclusion that the spine simply could not function without their fluid movement.
Unfortunately, this part of the body can also be a source of injury and pain. Discs can bulge, herniate, or rupture and because they are an integral pare of the body’s mechanical system, these types of issues can become very detrimental to movement. Your Ormond Beach chiropractor will utilize an array of unique diagnostic procedures and establish a solid foundation for a program of care.
We will look carefully at your posture and perform an analysis using techniques such as motion and static palpation to determine exact areas of restrictions in spinal joint motion. We may also palpate muscles and perform muscle testing, as well as perform tests for pelvic balance and determine whether there is a “short leg” that could be leading to the disc herniation.
We will determine what type of disc injury may have occurred and that will ultimately determine the chiropractic approach to treatment or referral. A herniated disc is almost always the result of a small problem that then grew until it became symptomatic. In treating low back “slipped discs” that are not severe, the common thinking is that conservative care (non-surgical, drug-free) should be attempted before surgery.
Chiropractic care has a long history of successfully providing conservative care for disc conditions. Contact your Ormond Beach chiropractor to get on the road to recovery today.