Are you living with spinal disc pain? At Chiropractic Family Health Center, we take disc problems very seriously. Whether a disc has slipped out of place or stopped regenerating, pain and mobility problems are common consequences, and they can leave you in pain or prevent you from using your upper body correctly.
Dr. Paul Kurihara, our Aeia chiropractor knows how painful and debilitating disc problems can be. He’s committed to getting to the bottom of disc pain and customizing a treatment plan that targets the source.
Different Types of Disc Problems
Your discs are located between each vertebra in your spine, where they absorb force, allow mobility, and act as protective, connective ligaments that keep your neck and back aligned. When these discs are damaged, deteriorating, or out of place, they cannot serve these important purposes unless we identify and treat the problem that’s causing your disc pain.
During chiropractic exams, our chiropractor works to pinpoint the specific cause of disc pain and related symptoms. Most disc problems belong to one of these two categories:
- Herniated Disc or Bulging Disc – When a disc bulges out of place and leaks its inner material, it may come into contact with the sensitive nerve roots in your spine. Because disc matter is inflammatory and your nerves run throughout the rest of your body, this can cause radiating pain in a variety of places, but it isn’t actually the disc that it’s pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease – Over time, your discs may dry out, shrink, and become less flexible and more susceptible to damage. This common age-related condition results in pain in the discs themselves, as the vertebrae continue to put pressure on them and tears occur
Whether you have disc pain or nerve pain caused by a disc problem, you need one-on-one attention to know more about the nature of your condition. Our chiropractor will get started by thoroughly investigating your specific symptoms.
Symptoms of Common Disc Problems
Your symptoms tell us more about the location, cause, and severity of your disc problems. Here are some of the most common symptoms of disc problems:
- Pain that radiates down an arm or leg
- Lower back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
How Our Chiropractor Treats Disc Pain
Dr. Kurihara knows how important it is to target the actual source of your disc pain, rather than covering up the symptoms with short-term solutions. At our chiropractic center, we offer chiropractic adjustments to help reposition slipped or herniated discs, as well as holistic treatments for the nerve pain caused by disc problems. We also work with patients to slow the progression of degenerative disc disease and restore strength and mobility to the spine. Dr. Kurihara will start with a thorough chiropractic exam to learn more about your disc pain.
Schedule an Appointment for Chiropractic Care
Do you need chiropractic care for disc pain near Aiea, Hawaii? Dr. Paul Kurihara is here to help. Call (808) 486-6696 or use our online form to request a free consultation at Chiropractic Family Health Center today.