Posted on 08-29-2017
Disc pain is not something that any of us wants to deal with, but is unfortunately something that many of us have to deal with. If you find yourself trying to live your life around disc pain, Pelphrey Chiropractic of Lexington, KY is here to offer you some tips to help you get your life back on track.
What is Disc Pain?
While it may sound serious, disc pain—also known as a bulging or herniated disc—is an incredibly common occurrence. This occurs when a spinal disc is compressed against a nearby nerve root, resulting in pain. While for the most part disc pain is merely a discomfort, if left untreated, it can eventually be a disabling factor.
Now that we know what disc pain is, let’s look at some largely non-invasive means of treating it.
As with most kind of muscle pain, moist heat is an excellent means of dealing with disc pain. This type of heat can help relieve painful muscle spasms that can result from a herniated disc, and is easy to achieve on your own. Don’t feel like going out and buying a heat pack? No problem: just find an old tube sock, fill it with rice, and microwave briefly to create a low-cost, high-function moist heat pack.
Depending on who you ask, mindfulness meditation can solve most of your problems, ranging from anxiety and depression to insomnia and even nicotine addiction. But what about physical pain, like a bulging disc? While not everyone’s cup of tea, mindfulness meditation can help you center your thoughts away from your back pain, and can also help alleviate stress and anxiety that your disc pain may cause.
The philosophy of chiropractic work is that just as our spine is the center of our bodies, the spine is also the center of our practice. And since the spine is also directly related to disc pain problems, working with a chiropractor is often the most direct non-surgical means of treating a herniated disc.
Have you a method of disc pain management that works for you? Whether you have or are still considering all of your options, contact the experts at Pelphrey Chiropractic today. We are located in Lexington, KY but we also proudly serve the surrounding area.
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