Find Pain Relief Without Surgery or Drugs
Don’t let lower-back pain determine how you live your life. If you want to experience relief, contact Joseph Sas, DC, from Gateway Chiropractic in Crestwood, St. Louis, Missouri, today.
Non-Invasive Bulging Disc Back Pain Relief Treatment with St. Louis Chiropractor
Many people walk around with a ticking time bomb in their spines—a bulging disc. Sometimes, bulging discs cause no pain, but without treatment, they pinch nerves, causing excruciating leg, arm, neck and back pain, sciatica and other problems. Fortunately, non-invasive chiropractic care provides successful bulging disc pain relief treatment without surgery, restoring overall wellness. If you suspect a bulging disc in your spine, schedule an appointment with St. Louis chiropractor Dr. Joseph Sas for precise diagnosis and treatment.
What is a Bulging Disc Injury?
Discs provide cushioning between each vertebra in your spine, allowing nerves to painlessly deliver messages to the rest of the body. Sometimes, a sudden injury like a fall, a sports injury or car accident injury damages a disc’s outer membrane, weakening it so the gelatinous nucleus inside bulges outward. Sometimes, uneven pressure from poor posture habits weakens a disc’s outer membrane over years and a bulge develops that way.
A bulge can start off small and grow over time. Without treatment, a bulging disc can actually split open, causing the nucleus to extrude out. This is called a herniated disc, and it almost always causes excruciating back pain, sciatica or other symptoms, depending on where the disc injury is located in the spine.
Chiropractic Care: Non-Surgical Bulging Disc Pain Relief Treatment
The key to bulging disc injury treatment is really early intervention and prevention. Regularly-scheduled chiropractic care appointments can help you maintain healthy posture, which removes uneven pressure from discs and nerves, keeping them healthy and pain-free, preventing them from bulging or herniating in the first place. If a bulging disc already hurts, chiropractic care provides non-invasive pain relief treatment that enables the disc to heal and the nerves to communicate properly for effective pain relief and restored wellness.
Dr. Sas also teaches patients how to work and live using more ergonomic techniques and better posture so that they can keep their discs healthier between chiropractic visits as well.
Visit the Chiropractor St. Louis Relies on for Bulging Disc Treatment
If you struggle with bulging disc injury pain in St. Louis, chiropractor Dr. Sas at Gateway Chiropractic can provide natural pain relief treatment to restore you to overall wellness. Schedule an appointment today and get the relief you deserve: 314-909-9000.
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Back Pain Q & A
What causes lower-back pain?
When you think about lower-back pain, you probably think of injuries caused by lifting, reaching, or twisting with the back when lifting heavy objects. While those are common, they’re only one of many things that can cause lower-back pain. Other common causes include:
- Herniated disc
- Compression fractures
If you have lower-back pain, it’s not uncommon for it to be accompanied by other symptoms, such as pain, numbness, or tingling in the legs that extend down below the knee. Most lower-back pain should subside within a few weeks. However, if you’re stressed or depressed, it could become chronic.
What should I expect during a chiropractic adjustment?
Chiropractors relieve pressure on the joints in the lower back with spinal adjustments, helping to relieve pain. After a spinal manipulation, many patients notice pain relief not only in their lower back, but also in other areas, such as the feet, neck, or legs.
During your first appointment, Dr. Sas takes your medical history, consults with you about your symptoms, and performs a physical examination of your musculoskeletal system, focusing primarily on the spine. He then performs a series of spinal manipulations to help relieve pressure on the joints.
Lower-back pain is often tied to soft tissue damage, so Dr. Sas might pair chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy, cold laser treatments, or electrical stimulation therapy.
How many sessions will I need?
You will need many chiropractic sessions with healing time between each one to experience long-term relief from your lower-back pain. Because spinal manipulations relieve pressure on the joints, allowing your body to heal itself properly, it’s likely you will experience continued improvement after every visit.
The number of sessions required varies widely from patient to patient. For example, Dr. Sas may recommend 2-3 treatments per week for several months. You could experience a broad range of treatments during that time, including spinal adjustments.
Even after your lower-back pain has subsided, coming in for routine treatments can help prevent lower-back pain resurfacing. Many patients report that regular chiropractic adjustments improve their quality of life significantly, as they relieve stress and pressure all throughout the body.
If you want to experience relief from your lower-back pain, contact Dr. Sas at Gateway Chiropractic today.
Words From Happy Gateway Chiropractic Patients
I have seen many chiropractors since college in effort to fix a few different issues, and Dr Sas is the ONLY one who sat down and created a full treatment plan AND TOLD ME ABOUT IT. Personally, I like to know what’s going on when a Dr is treating me, and he has always been very transparent in my care plan. After 6 years I can finally cross my legs sitting down again, and it keeps getting better.
I had A LOT of irrational anxiety about getting chiropractic work done. But Dr. Sas was very down-to-earth and didn’t feed me any b.s. He understood my anxiety, but made sure that I understood he was in this with me and for me. After 4 months, he is now one of my most favorite humans and I look forward to our visits. Oh, and I guess it’s probably important to note that his treatments are actually helping me. So, there’s that.
Dr Sas is amazing!! I went from having back pain daily to being symptom free after about a month in his care. I have seen other chiropractors before and I can’t say enough about how great Dr Sas is compared to the competition. His office staff is incredibly nice and knows everyone by name. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone and everyone to go see Dr Sas at Gateway Chiropractic!