If you have disc problems, your first instinct might be to search “physical therapy Essex MD” to find a practitioner near you. Before doing so, get to know how exercise therapy and other natural modalities provided by a chiropractor may help you.
Degenerative Disc and Other Disc Problems
As you age, the discs in your back wear out. Specifically, the inside, jelly-like contents begin to dry up. Unfortunately, the discs act like cushions between your vertebrae, so as they degrade, you may experience pain and other symptoms.
A degenerative disc isn’t the only problem that affects the discs. You may also develop a herniated or bulging disc. Both of these issues are more likely to occur as you age due to disc degeneration. A herniated disc happens when the outer shell of a disc develops a tear, and the contents leak out. On the other hand, a bulging disc develops if the lining of a disc weakens, and the contents push on the weakened shell.
Certain factors increase your risk of the degenerative disc disease and other disc-related issues, including the following:
- Being older
- Participating in sports or having a job that stresses the lower back
- Living a sedentary lifestyle
- Having a family history of musculoskeletal disorders
- Being Obese
- Having weak core muscles
Comprehensive Spine & Sport Center
At Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center, Dr. Neil B. Cohen, our chiropractor offers treatments, like spinal manipulation, to assist with disc problems. He has over 35 years of experience. During this treatment, our Dr. Cohen will manually, but only slightly and gently, reposition the spine to ease pressure on the affected discs.
At our practice, we also supply the option of spinal decompression therapy. When you receive this treatment, our practitioner will use a device that gently pulls the spine in opposing directions. As a result, it’ll relieve pressure on the discs and nerves.
Physical therapy is another modality we utilize, and it consists of our practitioner guiding you through exercises that work the spine to promote and maintain mobility, reducing the prevalence of stiffness.
Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center provides physical therapy in Essex, MD, to assist with easing your pain while optimizing your quality of life, despite a disc issue.