Cervical and Lumbar Disc Injuries Treatment
Back Pain is one of the most common complaints reported to physicians and a leading cause of disability. The tissues primarily responsible for generating spine pain include muscles, ligaments, facet joints, sacroiliac joints, the intervertebral disc, and spinal nerve roots, which are irritated most commonly by herniated discs. Degenerative joint disease and degenerative disc disease as well as disc injuries are the long term consequences of problems with biomechanics of the joints associated with the stressors in life.
Treatment of these tissues and disorders should be applied in the context of understanding disc physiology, joint biomechanics, neurology, pathology and based on the history of the presenting issue.
Manual therapy and rehabilitation can be viewed largely as mechanical interventions, which can substantially assist in promoting healing as well as reducing pain and suffering. The aspect of treatment that is commonly missed is nutritional chemistry, which addresses the inflammatory issues of the disc.
Proper movement of the spine allows for a fluid exchange, pumping water and nutrition in and waste products of metabolism out of the disc and facet joints. We provide specific exercises, manual therapy and traction, sometimes called spinal decompression to assist in the recovery of many issues such as disc-related pain or degenerative changes which compromise movement.
Our main goal is to reduce pain and dysfunction, then rehab and strengthen the core to reduce any neck or back pain. Our office also provides dietary and nutritional supplementation counseling as many of these conditions are inflammatory in nature and may benefit thru proper nutraceutical management.
Disc injuries can lead to impaired function, extreme pain and neurological compromises. Neurolink Chiropractic offers some of the most contemporary rehabilitation equipment in the Bay Area to treat disc injuries- such as spinal decompression, chiropractic manipulations, low-level infrared laser, Spine Force Rehabilitation and Power Plate training—to treat and stabilize these injuries and prevent further complications. Our doctors focus not only on their specific treatment but supplemental and nutritional support to improve and maintain the patient’s health.