Slipped Disc Relief Billings, MT
The term “slipped disc,” commonly associated with low back (lumbar) injuries, is actually a misnomer because discs do not actually slip. Instead, they herniate or bulge out from between the bones when a fragment of the center part (nucleus) of the disc is displaced and pushes through a tear in the outer layer (annulus) of the disc. This process is similar to degenerative disc disease and can be an early stage of degeneration. In addition, irritation from the tear or pressure from the fragment on nearby nerves can cause pain.
Causes of a Herniated Disc
Various factors can weaken the discs and lead to herniation, including certain lifestyle choices like smoking, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, daily wear and tear, poor posture, injury or trauma, or incorrect lifting or twisting. Even a simple everyday movement or strain, such as coughing, sneezing, or bending, can cause a weakened disc to herniate.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
Symptoms of a herniation can include pain in the herniated disc that may radiate into the hips or buttocks or pain or numbness radiating down the leg to the ankle or foot. In severe cases, a large herniation may cause weak extension of the big toe and trouble putting pressure on the toes or heels when walking. Changes in bowel or bladder function and/or sexual function may also occur in severe cases.
We Can Help
If you are experiencing back or neck pain, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Van Chiropractic Clinic in Billings, MT. Our expert chiropractor, Dr. Grey Gardner, will assess your symptoms and, through an in-depth examination, identify the root cause of your pain and deliver his expert recommendation on how to help you get back to living your life pain-free.
Our care also includes education and resources to help you prevent neck and back pain from occurring in the first place. In addition, we will provide expert advice on maintaining good posture, incorporating regular exercise into your routine, and managing stress and sleep to reduce the risk of a reoccurring disc injury.
At Van Chiropractic Clinic, we are committed to providing exceptional patient care. We strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment where you can receive the care you need to feel your best. Don’t let “disc” pain hold you back from living your life to the fullest.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey toward a pain-free life.
“I’ve been going to Dr Gardner for over 20 years. His staff and the Doc are the best in Billings as far as I’m concerned!”
What People Say About Us.
Dr. Van understands the root cause of disease, which is such a modern approach to any doctor and chiropractic practice! As soon as I walked in the door, I felt right at home. Current patients shared how much they loved the doctor, and we're so excited for me. It is a 10/10 on the adjustments! I am extremely confident of my treatment program as my care was thoroughly explained and correlated to my history and current condition. I am a raving fan of the doctor's knowledge, great atmosphere in the office, and fantastic location. So excited to continue!
– Morgan C.
Dr. Grey Gardner and the Van Chiropractic team have done an excellent job! They have substantially helped with my back pain in the short time I've been going. That is unsurprising because I've heard many recommendations for his office. It was surprising how easily they could accommodate my schedule and give me appointment times that worked within my day. Finally, and most importantly, there is a real sense that the doctor wants to see you heal and is invested in making that happen! I have appreciated not feeling like just another dollar sign walking through the door. Thank you to everyone at Van Chiropractic!
– Cole M.