Disc Injury & Back Pain Care
It’s estimated that nearly 32 million Americans are experiencing back pain at this moment and that approximately 80% of the population will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. If you’re suffering from back pain or a disc injury, you’re fully aware of how debilitating it can be. Even mild back pain can totally disrupt your life, making it difficult or even impossible to work, relax, or concentrate. The good news is most back problems, even disc injuries, are entirely fixable with chiropractic treatment. That’s right; you don’t have to live with your back pain forever!
The many causes of Back pain and Disc Injury
Your back is a complicated network of muscles, tendons, bones, and of course, the spinal discs between each vertebra. When even one small element of this complex system is out of place and not functioning correctly, it can cause pain and will often have a cascading effect, extending to other parts of your body. Back health can be hindered by an auto accident, a work injury, slip-and-falls or many other indirect factors.
One major cause of back pain is a disc injury, such as a protruding or “bulging” spinal disc. This means that one of the gel-like discs between the bonelike vertebrae has slipped out of place, hence why it is also called a “slipped disc” at times. A herniated disc is more severe in that the gel is sticking out so far that it’s actually ruptured the disc. Both of these problems can cause mild to severe back pain and require the attention of a trained chiropractor.
Another spinal condition that can cause back pain is subluxation. Subluxation is a medical term used to describe a vertebra in your spine that is out of position. Not unlike a disc injury, subluxations can occur anywhere in the spine. They can be caused by many factors, including traumatic events like car accidents, work injuries, or even stress.
A less severe but still painful cause of back pain is a muscular sprain or a tendon strain. These mild but still painful issues tend to occur when someone tries to do something physically exertive they haven’t done in a long time or warmed up for. Strains and sprains of the ligaments and muscles in the back can be extremely painful and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area.
Even stress can cause back pain! Prolonged periods of excessive stress tend to cause the muscles in the back to tighten and flex, creating a contraction of muscle tissue that produces painful trigger points, or “knots.”
Common Causes of Back Pain
- Bulged or Herniated Discs
- Muscular Sprains
- Tendon Strains
- High Stress
Chiropractic treatment can fix your disc and back problems
With so many variables, most doctors won’t even attempt to correct the underlying problem. Instead, most favor masking the pain with medication or trying to fix things through invasive surgery. We at Georgia Injury Network instead focus on treating your back pain or disc injury directly at its source. We use specialized chiropractic care and expert treatment to fix the source of your disc and back problems.
Dr. Dierdorff has been a certified, accredited Chiropractor for over 13 years and has gained extensive experience in treating a wide range of back injuries and disc problems. Over the years, we have honed our disc injury treatment methods and helped countless individuals heal from all manner of back pain-producing problems. Our patient support is second to none, and the care we provide is safe, effective, and backed by science.
You can recover from your back pain or disc injury. Let us give you the professional, effective treatment and care you need. Call us at (470) 397-1527 to see how we can help you recover and get back to living the life you deserve.