Disc Injuries

Disc Injuries

Disc injuries can occur in the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (mid-back), or lumbar spine (lower back). Discs act as cushions between your spine's bones (vertebrae). A disc injury can occur when the disc is damaged and cannot cushion the vertebrae properly. Our chiropractors at Lower Cape Chiropractic in Orleans are skilled at diagnosing and treating disc injuries.

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Causes of Disc Injuries

Disc injuries can be caused by several things, including:

Trauma

Trauma to the spine can cause discs to rupture or herniate. This can happen from a car accident, a fall, or any other impact.

Aging

As we age, our discs begin degenerating and lose their ability to cushion the vertebrae properly. This can lead to pain and discomfort.

Poor Posture

Poor posture puts extra strain on the discs and can cause them to become damaged.

Repetitive Motion

Repetitive motion, such as lifting heavy objects or sitting for long periods, can also damage the discs.

Symptoms of Disc Injuries

When a disc is damaged, it can create pressure on the nerves in the spine. This can lead to several symptoms, including:

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is the most common symptom of a disc injury. The pain may be sharp or dull and it can radiate into the arms or legs.

Numbness and Tingling

If the nerve is pinched, you may also experience numbness and tingling in the affected area.

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms are another common symptom of a disc injury. When the nerve is pinched, it can cause the muscles to contract involuntarily.

Diagnosing Disc Injuries

The first step in diagnosing a disc injury is to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor. During the consultation, we will ask about your symptoms and medical history. We will also perform a physical examination. If we suspect you have a disc injury, we may order imaging tests, such as an MRI, to confirm the diagnosis.

Chiropractic Care for Disc Injuries

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment that can relieve the pain and discomfort associated with a disc injury. Treatment may include:

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation is a technique that is used to realign the spine. This can help take pressure off of the nerves and reduce pain.

Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic exercises can help stretch and strengthen the muscles that support the spine. This can help prevent further injury and promote healing.

Lifestyle Changes

Our chiropractors may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as improving your posture or losing weight to relieve symptoms and prevent further injury.

Get Relief From Chronic Pain

If you are suffering from chronic pain due to a disc injury, our chiropractors at Lower Cape Chiropractic in Orleans can help. We offer a variety of treatment options that are tailored to each patient. Call our team today at (508) 255-5866 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

Hours of Operation

(Please note that the last appointment time available for each shift is 15 minutes before closing)

Dr. Eric Cousino

Monday

12:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 12:15 pm

2:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Wednesday

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

2:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Thursday

OFF

Friday

7:30 am - 12:15 pm

2:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Saturday

OFF

Sunday

Closed

Dr. Kevin Lowey

Monday

7:30 am - 12:15 pm

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Tuesday

OFF

Wednesday

7:30 am - 1:15 pm

Thursday

7:30 am - 12:15 pm

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Friday

OFF

Saturday

OFF

Sunday

Closed

Dr. Eric Cousino

Monday
12:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:15 pm 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm 2:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursday
OFF
Friday
7:30 am - 12:15 pm 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Saturday
OFF
Sunday
Closed

Dr. Kevin Lowey

Monday
7:30 am - 12:15 pm 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Tuesday
OFF
Wednesday
7:30 am - 1:15 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:15 pm 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Friday
OFF
Saturday
OFF
Sunday
Closed

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