HAVE YOU INJURED A DISC?
Have you been told that you have a slipped disc or have a disc injury? They can vary from slight to severe, but most require the attention of a trained chiropractor. Our chiropractic clinic in Franklin can help you understand your condition and help to develop the best treatment option for you.
The little pads that lie between your vertebrae are called the inter-vertebral discs; each of which has a tough outer ring and a soft gel-like center. Your discs both join and separate your vertebrae. These discs serve as a cushions or shock absorbers, so that the bones don’t make contact with each other as you move. Without discs we would literally be unable to move our upper torso.
DISC INJURY IN FRANKLIN
If you are diagnosed with a protruding disc it means that the gel is pushed out or bulging, and is asymmetrical in different places. This may result in pinching and irritation of the nerve roots at that point.
A herniated disc happens when the disc material ruptures to the point that the gel pushes outward. This can also cause pain and numbness due to the irritation of the nerves, and can be very serious in some cases.
A disc extrusion is the worst type of disc injury. What it means is that the gel balloons extensively into the area outside the vertebrae or breaks off from the disc. This tends to result in considerable back pain and limitation of range of motion.
If you’re suffering from a disc injury in Franklin, call the Wellness Center today. We are here to help.
SUFFERING FROM WHIPLASH?
Have you experienced a whiplash?
Most car accidents are rear-end collisions. Each of which vary in severity. Many of our patients that are involved in rear-end collisions don’t even realize they have received injuries until weeks or months post-impact. If you have been injured in an accident our Franklin chiropractor will help you understand the options that you have.
To have success with a whiplash injury it’s important to work with a provider that understands the problem. Our team has experience with these types of injuries, so if you have recently been injured it’s important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start care the less chance you have of developing long-term problems.
WHIPLASH IN FRANKLIN
Whiplash injuries are a serious matter. The results can be devastating if an injury of this caliber is left untreated. What’s unfortunate is that most people don’t even realize they are injured until long after the accident. By the time many people realize they are in need of help, their problems have escalated into a much greater condition.
Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. In the instance where your headrest is positioned too low, it can act as an acceleration point when you are hit from behind. A 5 mph impact can result in your head whipping back at a much higher rate of speed causing greater injury.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR AUTO INJURY
Statistically, significant improvement was noted for 93% of the 28 patients under chiropractic care. Many of the patients had been treated prior with NSAIDS, soft collars, and physiotherapy.
We have experience helping individuals suffering from symptoms of a whiplash injury in Franklin. Call today to see if chiropractic care at the Wellness Center of Franklin LLC can help you.