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Herniated Disc FAQ

Herniated Disc Treatment from Clearwater Chiropractors

Disc herniations and other injuries are commonly seen in many patients who visit our local chiropractic offices. A herniated disc can cause pain that begins in the back and radiates out through the spine and even into the arms and legs. The pain associated with a herniated disc can be severe, and usually requires some sort of treatment in order to reverse the damage and prevent further injury of the spinal cord and nerves. Here at Family Life Chiropractic, we specialize in spinal care and are proud to be regarded as one of the best when it comes to finding a chiropractor the residents of Clearwater can trust. To this end, we want to address some of the frequently asked questions that we get from patients who come to us for help with their back pain.

What Are the Risk Factors That Can Make Me Prone to Getting a Herniated Disc?


Here at Family Life Chiropractic of Clearwater, we have helped many people with their spinal problems and we see some of the same factors playing a role in cases of disc herniation:

Advanced Age. The body naturally starts to break down as we age, and since the spine supports the body’s weight, it is often one of the first areas to start having problems.

Obesity. Our spines support our bodies, and the heavier we are, the more strain there is on our spines day in and day out.

Occupation. Jobs that have you on your feet all day, have you sitting for long periods of time, or that involve a lot of lifting, bending, and moving increase your risk for a herniated disc.

Chronic Illness. Some conditions like lupus and medications used for illnesses like diabetes and cancer can make you more prone to injuries.

Can a Herniated Disc Be Treated?

If you get prompt care and do not allow a herniated disc to progress and become serve, the damage can often be reversed. There may be some degree of permanent damage, but it can be mitigated with prompt professional care from a chiropractor. This is why it is important to get checked out after an auto accident or any slip and fall accident. Any unusual pain that does not go away or that worsens with time should also be checked out sooner rather than later. If the damage gets too far along, it can be untreatable and can lead to permanent nerve damage.

Are My Only Options Lots of Pain Meds or Risky Surgery?

A herniated disc is a serious matter, but thankfully you have safe treatment options. A skilled chiropractor can help address the injury and reduce the severity of your pain and other symptoms. Best of all, it is done without the need for addictive medications or dangerous surgery.

Contact Us Today for Herniated Disc Treatment

Here at Family Life Chiropractic, we care about each of our clients and we are here to help you as well. Call today for a consultation appointment and let us help you with your spinal care. Call today to see what our chiropractors in Clearwater have to offer you and your family!

Go to our special web site on discs: disccenterclearwater.com