Do You Have BACK PAIN?
If this is the case, you’ll need a good chiropractor. You see, herniated discs are generally caused by misalignments of your spinal bones. In our experience, we find these problems mostly occur from physical injuries, car accidents, repetitive motions at work, lifting improperly or even just positions we get in. If you’ve ever woken up in the morning with a ‘crick’ in your neck, you’ve most likely slept in a position that slightly injured one of your cervical discs. The pinched nerve caused muscle spasms that lasted for 2-7 days. So you walked around with a stiff neck (and sharp neck pain) for a few days, but wait…. It went away in about 7-10 days.
Unfortunately, it’s only your symptoms that are gone, while the problem remains. As soon as the disc problem occurred, you should’ve visited us as Blue Ridge Family Chiropractic and had your spine re-aligned. You see, most of the time, until the alignment problem is corrected, it will remain in your spine and begin a process of degeneration called degenerative disc disease. For many patients chiropractic care slows and stops the progression of degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis of the spine.
We offer a specific type of re-alignment of the spine called Gonstead Chiropractic. The treatments are painless and feel as though your knuckle ‘popped’. Many of our patients have immediate relief of their symptoms directly following a Gonstead specific chiropractic adjustment. Before any treatments are made, we always study information from our exams, diagnostic testing and a specific analysis of your condition on full spine x-rays. This way, we can assure the treatment will be as accurate as possible; this is a key element in achieving the fastest recovery possible.
When we perform Gonstead spinal adjustments, great care is taken to make sure we are on the right segment and that the contact on the segment is as specific as possible. The angles of the joint, mechanics of other areas of the spine and details of your overall condition are all taken into account for each patient we treat. We also use an instrument that helps us monitor areas of your spine that are getting better. The instrument (called a nervo-scope) measures temperature given off from inflammation in your spine that would be there from a misalignment, pinched nerve or herniated disc.
Gonstead spinal adjustments re-align your spine, reduce inflammation, re-position bulged/herniated discs and correct pinched nerves. In most cases, it only takes us a few treatments to know whether or not your problem is correctible or how far you’ll be able to take your correction. Using our instrument, we can pin-point and find exactly where your spinal problems are – regardless of your degree of pain.
Herniated discs and pinched nerves in your low back cause low back pain, hip pain (in one side or both), leg pain, numbness or weakness in the legs, knees, ankles or feet and knee pain. Severe disc problems in the low back can cause you to be ‘stuck’ bent over, crooked or in a certain position. They can even affect your bowel or bladder function.
If you would like to read Frequently Asked Questions about back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves or herniated discs CLICK HERE.
If you’ve had any of the above problems or are having them now, call Dr. Levesque, DC at Blue Ridge Family Chiropractic AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Don’t let your spine degenerate another day without consulting with Dr. Levesque and letting him exam your back or neck. He will perform a painless exam and a nerv-o-scopic thermographic spinal scan to help determine the cause of your problem.
If you would like a NO CHARGE consultation and exam with Dr. Levesque, DC please call us at 276-676-3111 to schedule an appointment.