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Don’t let herniated 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 Disc Back Pain Relief Treatment with your St. Louis Chiropractor
Ever sneezed or bent over to tie your shoes when when a sharp pain suddenly shot from your back, down your leg (sciatica) or into your arm, making it nearly impossible to move? This is a classic herniated disc injury symptom. The intervertebral discs between all the vertebrae usually help you bend and twist while allowing spinal cord nerves to control all the functions and sensations in your body. Disc injury can cause several symptoms, depending on the nerves they pinch. If this scenario matches your experience, schedule an appointment with St. Louis chiropractor Dr. Joseph Sas for lasting, drug-free pain relief treatment: 314-909-9000.
How Does Herniated Disc Injury Happen?
Spinal discs contain a gelatinous nucleus in the center, encased by a tough outer membrane, securely attached to the vertebrae on either side. Sudden injury, uneven pressure from long-term poor posture habits and the effects of aging can weaken the outer membrane, causing it to bulge (bulging disc), which may or may not pinch nerves. Without treatment, a bulge can split open, allowing the nucleus to squeeze out and pinch nerves. Typical symptoms of a herniated disc injury include:
- Sharp back pain radiating down through the behind and into the legs (sciatica) when the injured disc is in the lower back.
- If the herniated disc is in the upper back, pain shoots into the arms, shoulders, hands and/or neck.
- You may also experience numbness and tingling and muscle weakness, making it hard to stand or pick up and hold objects.
Chiropractic Care for Natural Herniated Disc Pain Relief
Chiropractic care can successfully resolve herniated disc injury and provide welcome, long-term wellness and pain relief without the use of addictive painkillers. Chiropractor Dr. Sas can use gentle, precise chiropractic adjustments to correct spinal misalignments, whether due to injury or poor posture. Adding muscle adjustments and therapeutic exercises to treatment can help you maintain correct posture, which provides pain relief from pinched nerves and helps restore disc hydration and cushioning function.
Visit the Chiropractor St. Louis Trusts for Herniated Disc Treatment
If you suspect a herniated disc injury, chiropractic treatment can provide welcome pain relief. Schedule an appointment with St. Louis chiropractor, Dr. Sas today and start on your healing journey today: 314-909-9000. Also follow us on Facebook to get regular health and wellness updates! We look forward to seeing you!
Herniated Disc 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!