Chiropractors diagnose and treat a variety of spinal disorders:
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is usually associated with aging. As you become older, spinal discs— the pillow-like cushions between your vertebrae—can degenerate or break down due to years of strain, overuse, or misuse. The discs may lose flexibility, elasticity, and shock absorption. They also become thinner as they dehydrate.
Herniated Disc usually occurs in the neck or low back. A herniated disc can cause pain when it presses on a nearby nerve root.
Sciatica may occur when the sciatic nerve or a branch of the sciatic nerve is compressed or becomes irritated. The hallmark of sciatica is moderate to severe pain that travels below the knee of one leg. Some people with sciatica describe the pain as sharp, shooting, or similar to an electric-shock.
Spinal Osteoarthritis may affect many of the spine’s joints. This type of arthritis is often associated with aging. Don’t get old.
Whiplash is a hyperflexion/hyperextension injury commonly occurring when a motor vehicle is rear-ended. The neck and head are “whipped” suddenly and quickly forward (hyperflexion) and backward (hyperextension), which may lead to severe neck sprain and/or strain.
For any of these conditions, and many more, come in to Everest Chiropractic and let us help you “Reach Your Peak.”