The Body of Health Blog
Do Chiropractic Adjustments Fix Disc Degeneration?
There are a lot of ways to ask this question. Such as:
Do adjustments fix a disc bulge?
Can a chiropractic adjustment prevent disc degeneration?”
There are more but they all have the same answer: NO.
If you’re in pain, don’t let an x-ray or MRI be your first form of treatment. Read this guide to find out why early imaging can lead to worse outcomes for chronic back pain.
We frequently teach people to use stretching and mobilization techniques to maintain their joints, muscles and connective tissue on their own. Sure, we would all love to get an adjustment and massage every day but that’s just not practical. So we teach our patients to utilize some of the same tools and principles we use in the clinic at home. This also involves teaching patients ways to rehabilitate and move on a regular basis to maintain range of motion, strength and coordination that will help them avoid injury and be ready for the next training session as soon as possible.
Life is a miracle. New life is amazing BUT for various reasons, pregnancy can be murder on the low back and hips. In fact, about 50% of pregnant women will experience low back/hip pain during pregnancy. If you typically like to take a couple of ibuprofen, Aleve, or Advil for muscle or joint pain that is no longer an option because anti-inflammatory drugs like this can be harmful to your baby. So, what’s an expecting mom to do? Just suffer? Fortunately, the answer is NO! A chiropractor can help. There are good reasons why you shouldn’t just endure pain and discomfort during pregnancy and chiropractic is a safe and effective way to address this problem.
Thankfully, the VA has recently committed to reduce the amount of drugs they are dispensing and start sending veterans for chiropractic care which is a proven approach for reducing acute and chronic pain. We have saved veterans from surgeries, disability and constant pain. My heart swells with gratitude whenever I can offer any level of relief.
My reason for keeping our doors open came down to a simple question: Does chiropractic care play a vital role in our society’s health care? If my answer to this question was “No” then the decision would be easy. The most responsible thing to do would to be to shut our doors and do the best we could to support our employees. But my answer was “Yes” and I want to let you know why.