Disc Injury in Grand Rapids MI

disc injury can be helped by a chiropractor

Have you been living with a slipped disc or another type of injury? If so, it is possible that your chronic back pain could be relieved with help from a Grand Rapids MI chiropractor. To find out for sure if this might be the case and get some professional advice on how best to get treated please see a chiropractor at Outlook Chiropractic & Wellness.

It is important to deal with a disc injury promptly so that the issue does not progress and cause more permanent damage. The following article discusses some of the symptoms, like pain or discomfort in your back or leg caused by this type of common medical problem. Chiropractic care may give you immediate relief from this pain as well as possible long-term recovery after treatment has ended. For many people who get help early on through adjustments and rehabilitation exercises, their condition typically improves over time.


Your back contains a series of cushion-like discs between each vertebra in the spine and makes movement possible. These discs are what absorb the shock when you bend over or carry heavy items, and they keep the bones of your spine from harshly grinding together. There are a few different types of injuries that can happen to these discs, including:

  • A protruding disc occurs when the gel of the intervertebral disc becomes asymmetrical and pushes out from between the vertebrae.
  • A herniated disk is severe enough for the gel material of the disc to push through, rupturing the disc.
  • The worst type of injury would be extrusion, this happens when the gel of the disc balloons into the surrounding area or detaches from the disc completely.


All of the difficulties listed above are likely to result in significant back pain, numbness, and range of motion limitations as a result of the irritation of the nerve roots at the site of the injury and the influence this has on the surrounding tissues. A variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including but not limited to the following, can result from this nerve damage:

  • Back pain
  • Headache and stiffness in the neck
  • Weakness in legs or feet
  • Pain in the legs and feet, as well as numbness and tingling (also known as sciatica)
  • Inability to control one's bladder or bowels


Our chiropractic treatment for disc injuries can provide quick pain relief as well as long-term injury recovery. Disc injury treatment involves an assessment, physical examination to determine the extent of the injury, as well as x-rays if necessary. Medical history is also examined before a complete and thorough treatment plan is drawn up for you.

At Outlook Chiropractic & Wellness in Grand Rapids MI, we take a gentle and holistic approach to treatment. Our goal is for you to feel relief from your pain as soon as possible without any long-term side effects or damage. If you think you are dealing with new symptoms from an old injury, book an appointment with one of our team members today!


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Outlook Chiropractic & Wellness

5300 Northland Dr NE Suite F
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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