Spinal Disc Treatment in Newtown, PA at Makefield Chiropractic Center
At Makefield Chiropractic Center, our chiropractor, Dr. Thomas Sangiorgio, meets people every day dealing with signs of spinal disc damage. We’re proud to provide effective treatment for disc-related issues using holistically-inspired chiropractic care.
The Truth about Spinal Disc Pain: Symptoms and Causes
Spinal discs are important structures in your spine. They are located between your vertebral bones and act as shock absorbers. They also provide mobility and stability throughout the spinal column.
Spinal discs are filled with a gel-like substance and surrounded by a tougher fibrous layer. Because discs have relatively limited innervation and blood supply, they don't always cause pain directly if they become injured or ruptured. This explains why some people can have evidence of a disc bulge or herniation on imaging studies yet experience no pain whatsoever!
Rather, it's the bulging or ruptured disc material pressing on other nearby tissues (such as muscles, joint receptors, and nerve roots) that can lead to an incredible amount of discomfort. When this happens, signs and symptoms can develop including:
- Arm or leg pain, numbness, and/or weakness (e.g., sciatica)
- Lower back pain or neck pain
- Muscle spasms in the muscles near the level of the disc injury
- Stiffness and reduced range of motion
Over time, the persistent irritation to nearby structures caused by a disc injury can heighten a person's experience of pain via altered nervous system signaling. The result can be a very low tolerance for even the most basic physical activities, including driving, getting dressed, lifting light objects, or walking.
What Causes Disc Injuries?
Spinal discs can become thin and worn down over time due to the normal wear and tear. Sometimes, a disc injury can be caused by acute trauma, such as after a slip and fall, during a work- or sports-related accident, or in a car crash.
You may be more at risk of experiencing a disc injury (e.g., disc bulge, disc herniation, or degenerative disc disease) if you are older, are highly stressed, are mostly sedentary, are a smoker, or have poor nutritional habits.
How Our Chiropractor in Newtown Heals Disc Injury
As a chiropractor in Newtown, Dr. Sangiorgio uses advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to help patients understand what's causing their disc injury and how it can be healed for longer-lasting symptom relief. He uses non-invasive and innovative therapies that optimize the body's self-healing capabilities.
Find neck pain relief with services like:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Non-invasive spinal decompression
- Diowave laser therapy
- Corrective exercises
- Lifestyle and nutritional counseling
- Massage therapy
Is Neck Pain Keeping You on the Sidelines?
Call (215) 860-9660 to schedule an appointment at Makefield Chiropractic Center today.