If you have recurring back pain, it could be the result of a herniated disc. Intervertebral discs are round cushions between vertebrae that help us move properly. These discs have a tough outer layer, called the annulus fibrosus, and a softer center, called the nucleus pulposus. When vertebra lose normal motion, the disc experiences excessive pressure which can tear the outermost layer. Rupture or herniation of an intervertebral disc can lead to back pain.

How Do Injuries Happen?

Also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, the most common cause of spinal disc herniation is degeneration, or gradual wear and tear. Poor posture or carrying excess body weight can accelerate this deterioration of the connective tissue.

Discs also fissure or tear through subluxation; misalignment of the spinal column. This compression of nerves can tighten the surrounding muscles and joints, restricting their motion. As a result, the cartilage becomes dehydrated, brittle and more prone to cracks.

Chiropractic for Herniated Discs

Disc herniations can cause minor discomfort to debilitating pain. Symptoms may include back pain, numbness, limited range of motion and the loss of reflexes, strength or sensation. While some people may have corticosteroid shots, nerve blocks or spinal surgery to correct the issue, chiropractic is a natural and effective, non-surgical solution for pain relief. Through gentle spinal manipulation, we can alleviate the pressure that’s causing your back pain.

At your first visit, a chiropractor will review your medical information and thoroughly evaluate the spine to determine the best course of treatment. Based on this evaluation, we may recommend manual therapy or therapeutic exercises to ease the pain of irritated nerves and restore numbness or weakness. Lifestyle changes can also improve spine health and keep the back protected from future injury.
 
Chiropractic care helps patients experience life without the pain and inconvenience of a herniated disc. To make an appointment, contact us today!

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Skip Gilman
"Dr DeFrancesco is an amazing Chiropractor. I have been seeing him for my entire life, and my parents used to drive all the way from Albany NY just to make sure I was able to be seen by Dr D. His genuine desire to make sure you maximize your health is inspiring, and the fact that he clearly practices what he preaches really motivates you. His enthusiasm is infectious and you can't help but leave his office smiling."
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Carlos Vivar-Zuniga
"Our family has been clients since 1994 and since 2005, we have been one of his long distance clients moving to New Hampshire! We have continued with monthly adjustments as he is truly The Best of The Best!"
Skip Gilman
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Lelaneia Dubay
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Candace Lozowski
"From the moment you walk into the office, you are welcomed with a smile and they even manage to remember every single patient's name. They treat you like family and put a lot of emphasis on your care. I started coming to this office when my son was about 4 months old and now at 11 months old, I have seen SO much progress with his neck that I myself started to see Dr D. and I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful place."
Nichole Currie
"Our family has been clients since 1994 and since 2005, we have been one of his long distance clients moving to New Hampshire! We have continued with monthly adjustments as he is truly The Best of The Best!"
Skip Gilman
"Dr D is great, he is so patient and attentive to everything you have to say! He has really helped me eliminate pain I have been living with for years. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming."
Aubrey Sullivan
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