Dr. Rocco Santoro Specializes in Treating Herniated and Bulging Discs with Non-Surgical Spinal Adjustments
The term “disc” refers to intervertebral discs which are the spongy cushions that separate the vertebrae of the spine. The spinal discs have a number of important functions including keeping the spine stable, shock absorption, and giving the vertebrae the ability to move.
A spinal disc is made of two parts, the elastic outer shell and the jelly-like contents within. It can handle quite a lot of pressure without damage, but certain types of pressure can damage the shell and push its contents out leading to pain and discomfort.
Common Symptoms of Herniated and Bulging Discs
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Leg pain
- Arm pain
- Tenderness of the spine
How to Know if You Have a Herniated Disc
Herniated discs are a common spinal injury, affecting thousands of people. A person who suffers from this condition may not even be aware they have it until the condition impinges on the nerve and causes pain. Depending upon the location of the herniated disc on the spine, it can cause excruciating pain, loss or range of motion or other adverse effects.
It is important if you feel any of the aforementioned symptoms that you contact Dr. Santoro and set up a consultation. If you do have a herniated disc, Dr. Santoro will implement a non-invasive course of treatment dependent upon the location and severity of the condition.
Degenerative Disc Disease
The discs of a young child are plump and moist, but the water content reduces with age until the discs are comparatively thin and hard. As a result of this, friction between the bones is thought to increase, resulting in growths called bone spurs around the discs.
In many cases, these age-related changes cause no problems, but some people experience a painful condition called degenerative disc disease. The most common symptom is back pain caused by holding the same position (either sitting or standing) for too long. It’s among the most common causes of chronic back pain in older people.
Treatment of Disc Injuries at Santoro Chiropractic & Wellness Center
At Santoro Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Linwood, New Jersey, we first work with you to diagnosis the cause and find the source of your disc problem. This allows us to give you the individualized care needed to target our adjustments to eliminate your source of pain. Our treatment plan may include spinal adjustments, muscle stimulation, targeted stretching and strengthening exercises, massage, diet and supplementation recommendations to reduce inflammation and prevent future pain keeping you active and happy.
For a natural, non-surgical approach to relieving disc pain, call us today to start living a pain-free lifestyle.