Disc Injury

Are you experiencing a disc bulge, disc rupture, or disc injury that is causing nerve pain?

We know how debilitating disc injuries can be, which is why we are dedicated to helping you recover naturally.

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Intense pain in your neck or lower back
  • Nerve pain
  • Shooting pain down your legs or down your arms
  • Intense pain in your glutes, hamstrings, and calves
  • Pain in your shoulders and arms
  • General weakness, numbness, or tingling

The intervertebral discs are the spine’s shock absorbers; they reside between vertebrae and aid in the distribution of stresses throughout the body as well as spinal movement.  Intervertebral disc injuries occur when the intervertebral discs are injured by physical trauma or normal wear and tear.

When the outer portion of the disc is torn, phrases like bulged disc, ruptured disc, or herniated disc are commonly used. A tear in the disc can cause the contents of the disc to bulge out, squeezing spinal nerves and causing local and referred nerve pain.

Sciatica is a common example of how a lumbar spine disc can be injured and impinge on a nerve, resulting in severe pain down the leg.

We adopt a holistic approach to addressing spine disorders at mBrace Chiropractic. Rather than focusing on the injury site alone, we look at the complete neuromusculoskeletal system. The spine as a whole, extremity joints (hip, knee, etc. ), muscles, ligaments, tendons, and the neurological system are all included.

The first step in assisting you in managing and preventing your problem is to confirm that we have a correct understanding of what is happening. We do so by taking a detailed history, performing a thorough physical examination that includes neurological, orthopaedic, and musculoskeletal exams, and maybe ordering further diagnostic tests such as X-Rays (if required).

Our team will explain our results to you in a simple and concise manner after we have all of the information needed to make an accurate diagnosis. We will then build a treatment plan customised to your issue and goals based on the information we collect. Our team is committed to assisting you in a holistic manner in managing and preventing further disc injury.

If at any stage we determine that you need to be referred out to another provider we will be sure to find the right people for you.