Disc Injuries Treatment
The discs in between each vertebrae act as a strong, yet elastic cushion for each segment of the spine. The discs provide stability and also allow a wide range of motion in all directions in the lower back and neck. However, when a disc starts to lose its durability, it can cause a range of painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms.
Whether a disc is compressed, bulging or torn, it often responds favorably to chiropractic care. There are cases where Dr. Schillinger may recommend surgery, but this is infrequent as he considers surgery a last resort.
How Chiropractic Can Help You
In order to properly heal your disc injuries, chiropractors perform "adjustments", or manipulations, to your spine. These treatments reduce or eliminate the inflammation on the nerve or in the surrounding soft tissue, like your muscles, tendons or ligaments. With the inflammation gone and your range of motion is restored, you can enjoy a pain free spine that's less likely to become arthritic as you age.
Dr. Schillinger uses a variety of adjusting techniques, which allows you to choose a treatment style that's most comfortable for you.
A major benefit of chiropractic care is that it does not require medications or surgery.
Because Schillinger Chiropractic and Wellness Center is focused on patient education, you'll learn the lifestyle changes you'll need to make (in exercise, diet, stress management) in order to maintain your spinal health on your own.
The first step to enjoying relief from Disc Injuries is to schedule a free consultation at our San Rafael office to discover if Dr. Schillinger can help you.