A herniated disc refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions between the vertebrae or bones of the spine where the spongy disc that cushions the vertebrae is squeezed out of place through a crack or gap in the bone. It is possible to damage a disc without even knowing it, but many times this condition is a result of an auto accident, slip, and fall, work injury, other traumatic events. In order to diagnose a herniated disc, the doctor will use a combination of x-ray, MRI, CT Scan, and physical examination where she will measure your strength, reflexes, and reactions to pain.
Traditional treatments include over-the-counter pain medications, narcotics, muscle relaxers, nerve pain medications, or even surgery in severe cases. Dr. Wubante offers a non-invasive alternative through her comprehensive chiropractic care. Through gentle spinal manipulation, the affected areas are put back in place to relieve pressure on the jelly-like discs, offering relief without medication. In conjunction with massage therapy, electrical stimulation, and mild exercises, it is sometimes possible to achieve total relief from a herniated disc without taking a single prescription drug.
Your best option is to contact Dr. Wubante immediately for a thorough consultation and to begin treatment. Not only will she evaluate your condition, but she will also be able to offer a plan for restoring your spine's function leaving you pain-free. In the meantime, be sure you are using good posture when performing repetitive tasks and allow yourself 10-minute breaks while working at a computer or workstation to move, stretch, and change positions. Alternating ice and heat on your affected areas will also provide relief from any pain associated with a herniated disc.
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