Two Common Causes
The nerve-rich facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone are a common cause of back pain. The pain can be a sign these interlocking “fingers” aren’t moving correctly.
The discs between spinal bones can be involved, too. Trauma can cause the soft, pulpy material in the middle to bulge, putting pressure on nearby nerves.
We’ve helped many people with safe and natural chiropractic care. However, other choices include:
- Ignore it (Spinal problems may worsen.)
- Bed rest (May prolong the problem.)
- Therapy (Stresses malfunctioning joints.)
- Medicine (Numbs the body.)
- Surgery (The most serious last resort.)
The Chiropractic Approach
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal function. By restoring the way your spine works, discs and soft tissues may heal, nerve involvement may be reduced, pain can ease and better stability can return.
If you don’t have a chiropractor, we’d like to be yours. Schedule a consultation today.
A disc can’t slip. But it can wedge, bulge, protrude and herniate. Chiropractic care may help.
The most serious disc problem is a prolapsed disc in which the soft centre ruptures and leaks.
The disc is a special cartilage between the bones of your spinal column. It attaches to the vertebra above and below it. This creates the separation between spinal bones so pairs of nerves can exit the spine.
Turning and Bending
Each spinal disc has a jelly-like “ball bearing” core that is contained by bands of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs give you flexibility for normal turning and bending. Improper lifting, slips, falls and car accidents can cause the core to shift:
Herniation – disc wedging narrows nerve openings. Obvious symptoms may not be present.
Protrusion – like a blister, the disc bulges where it is the weakest, causing nerve pressure.
Prolapse – with the cushioning and separating compromised by rupture, movement is painful.
Chiropractic has been a natural solution helping people with a variety of disc problems.
“I wish I’d found you sooner!”
We know what it’s like! Low back pain is far too common. Over 79% of South Africans will experience this at least once in their lives. It’s distracting, painful, frustrating and can stop you doing just about everything!
From muscle spasms, a bulging disc, lifting injuries, falls, sports, pinched nerves or even prolonged sitting or standing. It may range from stiffness getting out of bed to a crippling sharp pain with associated muscle spasms.
Our purpose… to find the problem quickly then re-balance and restore function of the spine! The goal is to restore spine and nervous system function by relieving nerve pressure, muscle imbalance and postural distortion. Often X-Ray’s are used to remove any guess work.
The benefits of chiropractic over medication can’t be overstated. No nausea, much safer and no painful recovery. In nearly every situation, you can continue on with life the way you want while care is given.
You will be in the hands of experts. Nothing gives us more pleasure than when we can help avoid a painful, costly surgery or freeing clients from pain killers. We recognise what you already know…. That no-one enjoys the prospect of surgery or taking unnecessary medication.