Following your initial workup and a first adjustment, there are a few things that you may need to know.
• While the initial adjustment may have caused little to no pain 24-48 hours post adjustment there may be some minor discomfort in the region that was adjusted.
• If you do experience any increased tenderness simply apply an ice pack to the area for 15 to 20 minutes. This can be repeated as needed with 15-minute intervals in between each application.
• Do not use heat packs following the initial adjustment as this may increase the amount of inflammation in the tissue.
• If possible, take rest and avoid any sudden movements to the spine. This will allow the first adjustment to settle easier.
Chiropractic And The Slipped Disc
A disc herniation commonly referred to as a slipped or bulged disc is a condition of the spine that can cause a tremendous amount of pain. Patients often complain of severe back pain that can radiate down the arms or legs. Many times people with this condition are referred to undergo costly and risky surgery to relieve the symptoms. Chiropractic care is a medical profession developed over 100 years ago in the United States that offers a safe and effective cure for conditions of the spine such as a slipped disc.
Chiropractic care is unique in its approach to treating conditions of the spine. It is safer and much cheaper alternative to the surgical approach. It works by making simple adjustments to the spine and allowing the body to heal itself. It is safe and effective only when done by a trained Dr. of Chiropractic.
Dr. Spine Chiropractic clinic employs a licensed Dr. of Chiropractic who has successfully treated many slipped discs. A slipped disc is best treated using a combination of light manual adjustments to the vertebrae with the addition of a technique known as flexion and distraction. The manual adjustments are very specific to the misaligned vertebrae that are commonly found in spines that have slipped discs. After the vertebrae are aligned to their normal positions the patient will often undergo flexion and distraction. This painless technique helps to decompress the spine and allows the slipped disc to return to its normal alignment. Once this has been done the pressure on the surrounding nerves is relieved and the pain disappears.
During the treatment plan, a patient with a slipped disc will also be given a series of small exercises to help strengthen the back or neck in order to avoid a reoccurrence in the future. This is done in conjunction with postural and nutritional advice all aimed at treating the body as a whole. Each of these pieces together helps to facilitate the speed and effectiveness of the treatment and allows for faster healing time and pain-free patients.