Managing Disc Pain in Clearwater, FL

Are You a Candidate For Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

If you have lower back pain that keeps coming back, or your low back pain extends further down your leg and into your foot, perhaps it’s an indicator that you have a slipped disc.
Also known as a herniated disc, the pain caused by this condition can be extreme and in some cases debilitating.

Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc.

Having a slipped disc can be very unpleasant. In some cases, symptoms will subside in six weeks or less. This holds true in about 90% of herniated disc cases.

If your disc pain lasts longer than six weeks, or keeps returning over a period of several months or years, this might be an indication that it may not go away by itself. Other treatment options, including gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, should then be thought about.

What Triggers Discs to Slip?

Your spine is composed of a chain of bones known as the vertebrae. The front portion of each individual vertebrae is called the vertebral body. Between each vertebrae are soft spinal discs that have a hard, multilayered casing and a gel-like center, known as the nucleus pulposus.

These discs are what make it possible for the spine to be flexible and let us lean forward or turn our upper body from side to side. Our discs also absorb shocks that are transferred to the spine while running or jumping, for example,.

When you have a slipped disc, it means that one of the spinal discs is bulging beyond the edges of the vertebral bodies that are above and below it. There are three types of slipped discs:.

  • Prolapsed Disc– This means the disc is bulging out between the vertebrae, but the disc’s outermost layer is still undamaged.
  • Extruding Disc– This means there is a tear in the outer layer of the spinal disc, which is causing the spinal disc tissue to leak out. The tissue that has come out remains connected to the disc.
  • Sequestration– This is the most serious kind of slipped disk. In this particular instance, the spinal disc tissue has entered into the spinal canal and is no longer directly connected to the disc.

While all three types of herniated discs can be extremely painful, most people suffering from a slipped disc can receive relief through gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment.

You should absolutely consider seeking treatment from one of our medical professionals if you are experiencing recurrent disc pain and you believe you may have a slipped disc.

By gently manipulating the spine so that it resumes its normal state, our team of spinal disc doctors can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide instant relief to your back pain.

Call Clearwater Disc Center at (727) 447-4647 to Schedule Your Free Consultation!