Chronic back pain can be a debilitating condition that can make it hard for you to go about your daily activities. You might put up with it until you realize it's not getting better and you start thinking there's something more at play than sore muscles. One cause of chronic back pain is a slipped disk. The good news is that there's straightforward chiropractic treatment for the condition and our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, at Circle Chiropractic Center, PC, in Fairfax, VA, is capable of providing treatment to help you find relief from the pain.
What Is a Slipped Disk?
Each of the vertebrae in your spine has a cushion between it and the next one. This cushion, known as a disk, is a sac filled with spongy material that's designed to resist the forces you put your spine through on a daily basis. Sometimes a disc can undergo an intense force like or be subject to repetitive movements that weaken the disc and push it out of position. The resulting protrusion can lead to nerve compression and chronic pain.
Types of Pain Caused by a Slipped Disk
When a disk slips, it allows the vertebrae to put pressure on the nerve it's supposed to protect. You can experience a range of pain symptoms, including stabbing sensations, intermittent jolts, and pins and needles in the affected area and the limb(s) controlled by a specific nerve. The pain can be chronic or intermittent, depending on how the disk has slipped.
How We Can Help
Surgery can involve side effects, recovery times, and a degree of risk. Instead of opting for surgery, come see our chiropractor in Fairfax, VA, Dr. Christopher Frey, for treatment. The chiropractic techniques used for slipped disks are non-invasive and gentle.
Get Chiropractic Care from Our Chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey
At Circle Chiropractic Center, PC, in Fairfax, VA, our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, is experienced in the various techniques to help with a slipped disk. Get in touch with us today to set up an appointment for an evaluation and initial session. You can find out first-hand how these techniques work on your spine to help the disk recover for lasting pain relief. Call us at (703) 385-2990 for more information.