A slipped disc is not much different from a herniated or bulging disc. In fact, these terms are often used interchangeably. The difference between them is the area that is affected—the position of the disk, the condition of the cartilage, and the failure of the surrounding tissues that allow the inner fluid of the disc to penetrate the tissue and leak into the surrounding area, which may cause an enormous amount of pain and discomfort. However, some people do not experience much pain from a slipped disc, and the majority of people do not need surgery, despite recommendations for such a procedure. The most common signs that a person might be suffering from a disc problem are numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, which are often accompanied by sharp, shooting pains.
At Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo, our Spinal Decompression Therapy utilizes the SpineMED® to reduce the pressure between the vertebrae of the spine, which is most likely causing the pain.
At Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo, our Spinal Decompression Therapy is specifically designed to help conditions such as slipped or herniated disc. Spinal Decompression is a nonsurgical procedure that involves slowly stretching the spine with the intention of relieving back and leg pain. By stretching the spine, spinal decompression aims to allow the flow of fluids and nutrients to recirculate in the affected area through negative intradiscal pressure, which promotes natural healing from the release of pressure to the spine.
If you are suffering from a slipped disc, depending on your condition, there are steps that you can take. The first step, of course, is to call our office in San Luis Obispo at (805) 457-4004. The doctors at Chronic Conditions Chiropractic are interested in helping you find a solution for your back pain. At Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo, we know exactly what you need to do to secure your recovery.