Get Relief from Pain Caused by Disc Issues

Are you suffering from chronic back pain? There are many conditions that can lead to back pain, and most can be treated by chiropractors using proven, non-invasive treatments that don’t require pain medication. See a chiropractor and get long-lasting pain relief.

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Chiropractor for Disc Problems

Sometimes back pain and weakness may be a sign that you have a herniated or bulging disc in your back. When discs are out of place, the result is chronic pain. If you are suffering from issues related to a disc, chiropractors can help you heal without the need for pain medication or invasive treatment.

Dr. Leach can give you relief from pain caused by disc problems. We offer a $79 new patient special for people who are ready to finally get rid of back pain. This includes an exam by Dr. Leach, an award-winning chiropractor in Denver’s Tech Center, along with imaging and a free one-hour therapeutic massage.

If you’re ready to get freedom from pain, schedule now. Below, we’ll cover some of the basics of disc problems and how a chiropractor can help. Here are some questions we’ll answer:

  • What are spinal discs?
  • What are common disc problems?
  • What are symptoms of disc problems?
  • How do chiropractors treat disc problems?
  • Is chiropractic treatment safe?

What are spinal discs?

Discs provide cushion between the vertebrae in your spine. They act as shock absorbers for the spine and allow for mobility. When we’re young, these discs are more fluid and flexible. But as we age, the discs begin to dry up and lose their elasticity. Whether it’s age or injury, when these discs are displaced or become unable to do their job, the result is back pain.

What are common disc problems?

There are several disc problems that might be causing your chronic back pain. Here are a few of the most common issues our patients face:

  • Herniated disc / slipped disc: If you have a herniated disc, the soft inner material of the disc pushes through a tear in the tougher outer portion of the disc. This can affect nerves of the spine.
  • Bulging discs: If you have a bulging disc, the tough outer part of the disc has not ruptured but is bulging outward. The disc often bulges toward the rear of the spine, putting pressure on the nerves there.
  • Degenerative disc disease: As you age, blood supply to the discs slows, the discs become less elastic and more prone to injury. This can lead to chronic pain.

Discs provide cushion between the vertebrae in your spine. They act as shock absorbers for the spine and allow for mobility. When we’re young, these discs are more fluid and flexible. But as we age, the discs begin to dry up and lose their elasticity. Whether it’s age or injury, when these discs are displaced or become unable to do their job, the result is back pain.

What are symptoms of disc problems?

The most common symptom of bulging or herniated discs is back pain. You might also experience:

  • Pain in your buttocks, thigh, or calf
  • Pain in your neck shoulder and arm
  • Numbness and/or tingling
  • Weakness and reduced range of motion
  • Pain that worsens after sitting or standing

How do chiropractors treat disc problems?

When it comes to herniated or bulging discs, chiropractors begin by identifying the root cause of the problem. Through an x-ray and exam, Dr. Leach will be able to discover the disc that is causing your pain. He’ll then create a treatment plan designed to give you long-lasting relief.

Chiropractic adjustments help bring the spine to its natural position, correcting the position of discs and providing pain relief.

Some techniques involve gently stretching the spine to allow a herniated disc to return to its normal position. In all cases, aligning the spin correctly takes pressure off of nerves which result in pain.

Is chiropractic treatment safe?

Yes. There are misconceptions about the way that chiropractors treat herniated discs and other disc problems. Some say that chiropractors “pop” discs back into place. That is not the case. Chiropractors use proven methods to treat disc problems, and chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest ways to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain.

Schedule your $79 New Patient Special

If you’re ready to get relief from bulging or herniated disc, schedule an appointment with Dr. Leach, our Greenwood Village chiropractor. You can schedule your $79 new patient special online, or contact us to schedule an appointment over the phone or by email.