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Get Help For A Herniated Disc From Pars Health Clinic

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If you are suffering from neck or lower back pain, or pain that spreads down your legs and into your feet, you could have a herniated disc. Here at Pars Health Clinic in Roswell, GA, we are ready to swiftly diagnose your problem and recommend an effective course of treatment to alleviate your pain.

 

What Is A Herniated Disc?

 

You might know this painful condition as disc disease, or a ruptured disc, or even a bulging. Whatever you call it, it’s a painful problem that affects the neck and lower area of the spine, and is responsible for causing many lower back,Neck pain, shoulder pain and leg pains, including sciatica.

The good news is that most people with a herniated disc respond well to a few weeks of non-surgical treatment such as chiropractic or physiotherapy treatment, which we offer here at the Pars Health Clinic.

 

Who Is Most Likely To Suffer From A Herniated Disc?

 

If you’ve been in a car crash or other kind of accident where a sudden, jolting movement has affected your spine, this can cause a herniated disc in your back or neck area.

But less dramatic events, such as lifting heavy objects, or twisting your back, or even taking part in repetitive activities can put a strain on your spine and lead to a herniated disc.

Also, being overweight is a known cause of this condition, as carrying around all those extra pounds puts added stresses and strains on those vulnerable lower back discs.

 

Ways To Avoid Lumbar Disc Disease

 

Here at Pars Health Clinic, we are happy to offer advice and assistance if you are experiencing neck or back problems, or have done so in the past and wish to reduce the chances of them returning in the future.

If you are involved in lifting heavy objects, you can protect your spine by ensuring you bend your legs and don’t twist or use your back muscles when you lift. Any repetitive activities you perform should be carried out using techniques to avoid damaging your back and neck. We will be happy to show you these when you book a consultation at the clinic.

 

Herniated Disc Symptoms

 

The symptoms of a herniated disc could be similar to other health conditions, so the best advice is to always get a diagnosis from a health professional.

If you think you have a herniated disc, the symptoms to look out for will vary according to whereabouts on the spine your disc has herniated and which nerve root is most affected. But there are common symptoms to look out for:

 

 

Back / Neck Pain: This can come and go or be constant. The level of pain can be made worse when you move or stand up for a while, or even if you cough or sneeze

 

Low Back Pain: This will start in the lower back or buttock region and could spread down your leg to your feet.

 

Muscle Weakness: Likely to be experienced most intensely in your legs

 

Numbness: You could experience numb feet and legs

 

Lower reflex problems: Your knees and ankles may have decreased reflexes

 

Bowel & bladder issues: You could notice a change to the way these function

 

Should you be experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend booking a consultation with the experts here at Pars Health Clinic.

 

Treatment for Disc Herniation


While we always recommend you see a health specialist face-to-face if you are worried about any symptoms, should you have a lumbar disc herniation, there are several courses of treatment available, depending on the severity of your condition.

You may be advised to rest in bed at the onset of symptoms to give your body a chance to heal. Or the recommendation could be to book physiotherapy sessions or seek the skills of a chiropractor.

Other treatments that can be prescribed include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Electric simulation
  • Decompression Therapy
  • Various exercise program
  • Back and neck supports to alleviate the pain
  • Medicine to relax your back/neck muscles and relieve pain

 

You Can Take Preventative Measures To Stop Herniated Discs

 

They say prevention is better than cure, and when it comes to treatment for disc herniation, there is plenty of advice designed to help you ensure the condition does not re-occur once you are over the initial symptoms.

If you are overweight, your doctor might suggest a diet or other weight control measures to relieve the pressure on your spine. If your herniated disc was caused by improper lifting, there is information available to help you avoid hurting your back or neck in the same way again.

Should all recommended treatments fail to solve the problem to your satisfaction, your healthcare professional could recommend an injection or surgery.

 

If you are suffering with back or neck problems in the Atlanta area, there is no substitute for a physical examination carried out by a healthcare professional. And the friendly team here at Pars Health Clinic are ready to help you.

Book a consultation Today!

Whiplash treatment after an Auto accident

Whiplash injury occurs when the body reacts to a deceleration or acceleration force by hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck. Pars Health Clinic specializes in treating whiplash injuries, auto accident injuries and bicycle accident injuries. Whiplash injuries are very common in car accidents. Whiplash injuries occur, in part, due to the fact that the muscles do not have enough time to brace themselves.

If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as seriously injured as you really are. Symptoms from a car accident and whiplash can include anything from radiating pain into the shoulder, elbow pain, wrist pain, hand pain, lower back pain, headaches, jaw pain and more.

Injuries from Whiplash Trauma

Whiplash injuries can manifest themselves in a wide variety of ways, including neck pain, headaches, fatigue, upper back and shoulder pain, and low back pain. Due to the fact that numerous factors play into the overall whiplash trauma, such as direction of impact, speed of the vehicles involved, as well as sex, age and physical condition, whiplash symptoms commonly have a delayed onset, often taking weeks to become evident.

A number of conditions those who have suffered from whiplash trauma experience include:

Neck pain

Neck pain is the single most common complaint reported by our patients who have experienced whiplash trama. Often the pain radiates across the shoulders, up into the head, and down between the shoulder blades. Whiplash injuries tend to affect all of the tissues in the neck, including the facet joints and discs between the vertebrae, as well as all of the muscles, ligaments and nerves. Take the time and get treated by either us or a chiropractor near you!

Disc injury is also a common cause of neck pain, especially chronic pain. The outer wall of the disc can be torn during a whiplash trauma.

Headaches

After neck pain, headaches are the second most common complaint from those suffering from whiplash injury. While some headaches are actually the result of direct brain injury, most are related to injury of the muscles, ligaments and facet joints of the cervical spine, which refer pain to the head.

TMJ pain

A less common, but very debilitating disorder that results from whiplash, is temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). TMJ usually begins as pain along with clicking and popping noises in the jaw during movement. Our chiropractor at Pars Health Clinic is specially trained to treat TMJ problems.

Lower back pain

Most people consider whiplash to be an injury of the neck. However, the lower back is also commonly injured as well. In fact, low back pain is found in more than half of rear impact-collisions in which injury was reported, and almost three-quarters of all side-impact crashes. This is mostly due to the fact that the low back still experiences a tremendous compression.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care utilizes manual manipulation of the spine to restore the normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae. It is by far, the single-most effective treatment for minimizing the long-term impact of whiplash injuries, especially when coupled with massage therapy, trigger point therapy, exercise rehabilitation and other soft tissue rehabilitation modalities by our chiropractor at Pars Health Clinic.

So if you were involved in a car accident, contact our chiropractor at Pars Health Clinic Today for an examination. Your health is your first priority.