Superior Treatment for Disc Injuries and Whiplash

Many types of back and neck pain are caused by injuries, and the most common causes are car accidents and sports-related trauma. Chiropractic can make your life better and your body healthier without the need for addictive pain medication or costly invasive surgery.

Do I Have A Disc Injury?

If you’re dealing with back pain, it may be caused by an injury to the discs that separate and protect your vertebrae from damage. Whether it is a Protruding Disc, Disc Herniation, or Disc Extrusion, chiropractic can help.

Treating Whiplash Through Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can treat injuries from whiplash, auto accidents, and contact sports trauma. If you’re still in pain even after your doctor has cleared you, it’s best to consult with a chiropractor to determine if treatment can reduce your discomfort.

Superior Treatment for Disc Injuries and Whiplash

Many types of back and neck pain are caused by injuries, and the most common causes are car accidents and sports-related trauma. Chiropractic can make your life better and your body healthier without the need for addictive pain medication or costly invasive surgery.

Do I Have A Disc Injury?

If you’re dealing with back pain, it may be caused by an injury to the discs that separate and protect your vertebrae from damage. Whether it is a Protruding Disc, Disc Herniation, or Disc Extrusion, chiropractic can help.

Treating Whiplash Through Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can treat injuries from whiplash, auto accidents, and contact sports trauma. If you’re still in pain even after your doctor has cleared you, it’s best to consult with a chiropractor to determine if treatment can reduce your discomfort.

Treating Injuries Through Chiropractic Care

Two injuries are very common: slipped discs and whiplash. To help you pinpoint which one you’re dealing with, please review the following details.

Disc Injury

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An injury to the discs that separate and protect your vertebrae from damage may be what’s causing your back pain. Several factors can affect your symptoms and the level of pain you feel. Learn more about symptoms and treatment options below.

Disc Injury Symptoms

Spinal discs cushion the vertebrae so that the bones remain separated while you move and bend. When these gel-like protectors are injured, your range of motion becomes limited, and it can be difficult to twist, lift objects, or simply move.

And if you’re experiencing numbness in your feet or legs, an injury has most likely irritated a nerve and the surrounding tissue. Along with these uncomfortable symptoms, you may also be experiencing:

✔ Incontinence or bowel control problem
✔ Loss of strength in the legs or feet
✔ Sciatic pain (radiating numbness and tingling in your lower extremities
✔ Substantial back, leg, foot, and/or neck pain

Types of Disc Injuries

Different Disc Injuries = Different Levels of Pain

Protruding Disc – This occurs when the gel cushion between the bones bulges outward or becomes asymmetrical.

Disc Herniation – If the disc between the vertebrae ruptures, it can push outward and cause considerable pain.

Disc Extrusion This type of injury is very serious and causes the gel cushion to balloon outside the vertebrae. In severe cases, the disc fluid can also leak into the spinal canal.

Chiropractic Treatment for Disc Injuries

Since your long-term health is at risk when you’re suffering from a slipped disc or other disc injuries, you should seek treatment regardless of your pain tolerance. Some people attempt to self-medicate, but the possibility of permanent damage associated with this type of injury is both real and serious. I will carefully assess your musculoskeletal structure before recommending a course of treatment that can give you immediate relief and a plan for long-term recovery.

I have a proven track record of providing both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery. A chiropractic treatment involves a thorough assessment of your medical history, as well as a physical examination, to determine the extent of the disc injury and the appropriate treatment.

The approach that is taken will be individually tailored to your specific issue but will always include gentle adjustments to the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves and deal with the pain and discomfort. If you have a disc injury, call our team at East Cobb Spine and Sport Chiropractic today to receive a consultation and start on the path to recovery.

Whiplash

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Whiplash needs no definition. It’s often the result of a car accident where the impact of the crash causes the head and neck to whip forward and backward in a jarring motion.

What Causes Whiplash?

Rear-end collisions are the most common culprit, but playing sports like football have also been known to cause whiplash. Falling or being involved in any type of altercation can also jar the head and neck substantially, resulting in pain and even soft tissue damage.

The problem with whiplash is that most people don’t realize the extent of their injuries until days, weeks, or even months have passed. So, if you’ve been in any type of accident or undergone a traumatic incident, please seek my help.

Types of Whiplash Injuries

While the term whiplash describes the initial moment of injury, the spine and surrounding tissue can be damaged in the following ways:

✔ Bulging Discs
✔ Nerve Damage and Irritation
✔ Pulled Neck Muscles and Ligaments
✔ Spinal Bone Injury
✔ Subluxations (vertebral misalignment in the spine)

Symptoms of Whiplash

The following symptoms can be attributed to various types of injuries, but they are also symptoms of whiplash:

• Blurred Vision
• Depression
• Dizziness
• Fatigue
• Headaches
• Limited Range of Motion in Your Head
• Neck Pain
• Numbness or Tingling in the Extremities (i.e. arms, hands, and fingers)
• Pain when Turning Your Head
• Ringing in the Ears
• Shoulder, Upper Back, and Arm Pain
• Sleep Disorders

With so many possible symptoms, it’s difficult to properly diagnose whiplash. However, if you’re still in pain even after your doctor has cleared you, it’s best to consult with a chiropractor to determine if treatment can reduce your discomfort. Plus, treating the problem immediately will have better long-term results.

Treating Whiplash Through Chiropractic Care

Whiplash may be painful, but the human spine responds well to chiropractic treatment. I will determine the source of your pain and make small adjustments to relieve it. Since the nerves and surrounding tissues are often irritated, treatment must be done gently to avoid further aggravation.

I specialize in tailoring my treatment approach to meet each individual patient’s needs, and my goal is both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery.

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