Dealing with an injured disc is incredibly painful. If you are suffering and live or work in St Paul, MN, Caron Chiropractic has the chiropractic expertise and the experienced staff to help you. Our treatment methods have been proven to alleviate pain in the short-term and help people suffering from disc injuries fully recover from their injuries in the long-term. An injury to a disc in your spine can cause excruciating pain. This pain can be experienced as a result of the actual injury to the disc, but it can also radiate to other parts of your body.
Caron Chiropractic will accurately diagnose the nature of your injury and offer a treatment plan specific to your injury. Disc injuries usually occur in the lower portion of the spine, though they can sometimes occur higher. Pain can occur at the site of the injury—in the injured disc itself—but you may also feel muscular pain in the region of your back where the injury has occurred, as well as in your legs and/or feet if the nature of the injury impinges on nearby nerves.
Injured Disc Pain Relief
It is very important to find out exactly what kind of disc injury you have. If your disc is herniated, it means that the outer portion of the disc has a tear that is allowing the inner portion of the disc to press through the fibers of the outer disc. A bulging disc is different from a herniated disc, in that the outer portion of the disc has not torn but is being squeezed by the vertebrae above and below it. Both can be extremely painful, but again, Caron Chiropractic is well-suited to diagnose and treat any type of disc injury.
Chiropractic Treatment for an Injured Disc in St. Paul, MN
Depending on the specifics of your injury, our experienced team can treat it with some combination of chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy and acupuncture. Chiropractic adjustment will realign the vertebrae, and relieve the pressure on the disc. Massage therapy soothes the muscles surrounding the affected area which can be the source of pain of their natural efforts to support the injured area. Acupuncture can be helpful by increasing blood flow to the affected area. Each of those three main treatments for injured discs can encourage the release of endorphins, which can in turn help to reduce pain. These treatments can be used alone or together depending on how your injury presents.
If you need relief from the pain caused by an injured disc and you want to treat the source of the pain rather than merely the symptoms, call Caron Chiropractic at (651) 255-9999 to schedule an appointment.