Find Pain Relief Without Surgery or Drugs
Don’t let disc 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.
Herniated, Bulging and Slipped Disc Injury Back Pain Relief Treatment with St. Louis Chiropractor
Disc injury is one of the most common causes of back pain. Bulging and herniated (“slipped”) discs can also cause sciatica, arm pain and other symptoms, depending on the location of the injured disc. It’s important that patients understand disc injuries—and that painkillers cannot resolve them. If you suffer back pain in St. Louis, chiropractor Dr. Joseph Sas can provide drug-free pain relief and restore your wellness. Schedule an appointment today at Gateway Chiropractic: 314-909-9000
What are Bulging, Herniated and Slipped Disc Injuries?
The shock-absorbing discs in your spine can’t “slip” out from between the vertebrae—they are securely attached to the bones. So, people say “slipped disc” when they really mean a herniated disc injury. Discs are filled with a gelatinous nucleus wrapped in a tough, fibrous membrane. Long-term poor posture or sudden injury can weaken the membrane, allowing nucleus material to bulge outward, or even squeeze out of the disc. The larger the protrusion, the closer it comes to pinching nerves, which causes pain. So, there are levels of disc injury, and it’s best to get treatment before the damage worsens:
- Bulging disc—The outer disc membrane has weakened, but not broken open. Nucleus material bulges outward, getting worse with poor posture habits. A bulging disc may not initially cause pain, but without chiropractic adjustment and posture correction, it may worsen to the next phase:
- Herniated disc—A bulge can weaken under constant pressure until it breaks—even from something as simple as sneezing or picking up a toy. A traumatic sports injury or car accident injury can also cause a herniated disc. The nucleus protrudes, pinches nerves, and causes severe back pain.
Chiropractic Care: Drug-Free Disc Pain Relief Treatment
Chiropractic care provides effective, drug-free disc injury and back pain relief treatment to restore wellness and range of motion. St. Louis chiropractor Dr. Sas provides precise spinal adjustment techniques that correct your posture while training you on maintaining good posture to prevent disc pain relapse.
The Chiropractor St. Louis Trusts for Disc Injury Back Pain Relief Treatment
For drug-free disc injury pain relief, schedule an appointment at Gateway Chiropractic in St. Louis. Chiropractor Dr. Sas provides effective, drug-free pain relief treatment that will get you back to an active lifestyle. Follow us on Facebook for frequent wellness tips, or watch some of our YouTube videos for more information!
Disc Injury 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!