Degenerative Disc Disease

Some patients may suffer from chronic lower back pain from degenerative disc disease, whether from age, accident, injury, or even poor posture. Medical doctors might recommend painkillers, which can be addictive or they may offer surgery, which can have long recovery times and serious postoperative complications. If you are looking for non-invasive and non-addictive care from a “chiropractor near me,” we at First Choice Integrated Health Care in Knoxville, TN, are here to help.


Holistic Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic medicine offers an alternative way of treating lower back pain. Chiropractors focus upon the entire patient, and seek to treat fundamental root causes, rather than symptoms. They prefer natural and holistic techniques which do not depend upon chemical drugs or surgery. Chiropractors also prefer to enhance the in-built healing ability of the body as a part of a treatment plan rather than using more artificial means.

Herniated Discs

In the case of back pain, one cause is the presence of herniated discs in your spinal column. The spinal column contains rings of discs vertebra. Spinal discs help protect the spinal cord and prevent the bones of your spine, the vertebrae, from directly rubbing against one another.

If you suffer any kind of trauma, such as a slip and fall, a car accident, or a workplace or sports injury, the stress and shock placed upon your back may cause one or more of these cartilage rings to slip, and become herniated. A herniated disc has been forced from its normal shape by the trauma and may start to press against the spinal cord. The nerves may become inflamed as a result and send out pain signals.

Chiropractic Treatment

The chiropractic treatment for a herniated disc often involves a spinal adjustment. In an adjustment, the chiropractor conducts manual manipulation of your spine, attempting to push the bones and discs back into their original alignment. Manual manipulation is largely safe and non-invasive so you don’t need to worry.

Get Manual Manipulation from a Chiropractor for Herniated Disc and Lower Back Pain

If you  are looking for a chiropractor near you, we at First Choice Integrated Health Care are here for all your treatment needs. We are located in Knoxville, TN, and offer our patients a range of holistic and alternative care services, including chiropractic adjustments. Call us at (865) 577-1213 for chiropractic care from a “chiropractor near me.”

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