If you have ever experienced back or leg pain, you know how debilitating it can be. You may have tried various treatments to find relief but were unsuccessful. If this sounds familiar, you may benefit from seeing a chiropractor. Circle Chiropractic Center, P.C. in Fairfax specializes in treating herniated discs. Our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, has extensive experience treating herniated discs and can help you find relief from your pain.
What is a Herniated Disc?
The spine is made up of bones, called vertebrae, separated by cushions, called discs. These discs act as shock absorbers that allow the spine to move freely. Each disc is made up of a tough outer layer called the annulus and a soft inner layer called the nucleus. The nucleus is filled with a gel-like substance that allows the disc to absorb shocks.
A herniated disc occurs when the inner layer of the disc ruptures and the gel-like substance leaks out. This can happen for several reasons, including age, injury, or repetitive motions. A herniated disc can be very painful because it puts pressure on the nerves nearby.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
A herniated disc causes various symptoms, depending on where the disc is located. The symptoms often include:
- Back Pain
- Leg Pain
- Numbness or Tingling
How a Chiropractor Can Help
A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors can treat a herniated disc by reducing the pressure on the nerves. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment for herniated discs. If you are suffering from a herniated disc, the following techniques may help:
Spinal manipulation is a technique where Dr. Frey uses his hands to apply pressure to the spine, realigning it and reducing the pressure on the nerves.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a technique that involves applying pressure to specific points in the muscle, releasing muscle knots, and relieving pain.
Massage therapy can help relax the muscles and relieve pain.
Contact Circle Chiropractic Center, P.C.
If you are suffering from a herniated disc, contact Circle Chiropractic Center, P.C. in Fairfax to schedule an appointment. Our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, will develop a customized treatment plan specifically for you. We offer various services to treat your herniated disc and get you back to your pain-free life. Call our team today at (703) 385-2990 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.