Tag: Spasm

Slipped Disc and KST Chiropractic Care

A slipped, or prolapsed, disc is a medical condition affecting the spine that may cause severe lower back pain. The bones that make up the spine – the vertebrae – have cartilage discs between them, connected by a gel-like tissue. A slipped disc is caused when the soft part of the disc bulges through the circle of connective tissue. (Think of a jelly doughnut) The disc does not actually slip out of place, but rather it bulges, causing a push on the spinal cord.

An injured disc can many times be symptom-free. However, when pain does occur, it is often due to the pressure placed on the spinal cord. This type of pressure can result in feeling muscle spasm, paralyzed muscles, disturbed feelings in the limbs, and even problems controlling the bladder.

How KST Chiropractic Can Help Slipped Discs

A doctor of chiropractic will evaluate the area of concern and develop a treatment plan that includes chiropractic care to ease the slipped disc symptoms and facilitate healing. Chiropractic adjustments to remove subluxation (areas of disrupted communication) are proven effective for disc complaints. Using KST Chiropractic allows Dr. Pat to work precisely with the area of concern, including adjusting the disc itself if needed.  The precision of KST Chiropractic directs Dr. Pat to the exact location and indicates intensity and duration of contact.  KST Chiropractic adjustments clear interference in the nervous system, allowing the disc the ability to heal itself.  Frequently the care in our office avoids costly  surgery and improves function of the whole body for the patient.

Sciatica and KST Chiropractic Care

Sciatica, or sciatic neuritis, is a distracting pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve – beginning in the lower back and extending down one or both legs.

Symptoms of sciatica may include lower back pain, buttock pain, numbness or weakness in various parts of the leg and foot, and a shooting pain making it difficult to walk or stand up. The level of pain varies from person to person – from infrequent and irritating to quite severe and debilitating. Simple movements such as coughing or sneezing can lead to excruciating pain for some people dealing with sciatica.

Why Does Sciatic Pain Occur?

Sciatica symptoms occur when the large sciatic nerve is irritated. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, made up of isolated nerve roots that branch out from the spine in the lower back. When the nerve becomes irritated, swollen or frayed, sciatica is likely to occur.

How KST Chiropractic Can Help Relieve Sciatica

KST Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and effective, addressing the area of concern in short order.  A visit to our office can also help assess the nature of the mis-communication in the body, which is frequently stress related.  Dr. Pat has a proven track record for helping patients recover from sciatica and he teaches strategies for avoiding the problem in the future.

Back Pain and Chiropractic Care

Whether it’s the result of a labor-intensive job, pregnancy, a wrong move at the gym, stress from care taking, or even just discomfort after a long day of gardening, back pain is one of the first and most important signs signifying a problem that needs attention.

Chiropractic care offers a natural solution to restore proper communication between the brain and the body.  Treatment is often quick, pain-free, non-invasive, and doesn’t involve medications. After completing a care plan, many patients report feeling better than they had before they even had any back ailment. Your individual care plan will address your unique issues and will lead you to the best solution for back pain, and optimal function.