- We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Around the country, millions of Americans are suffering from either acute or chronic back pain. For thousands of these people, the cause of their pain is a phenomenon known as a spinal disk herniation.
Spinal disks are small, round, gel- and fibrous-like structures between the spinal bones (called vertebrae). Spinal disks increase spine flexibility, protect the spinal cord, and act as shock absorbers.
A herniation occurs when the disk slips out of place (due to tears in its outer tissue) and protrudes out between two vertebrae. This can happen due to an unusual or high force on the spine, such as when a person slips or lifts a heavy object with poor body mechanics. A slipped disk can be very painful, and may cause pressure on spinal root nerves, as well as inflammation and injury to surrounding structures, like nearby ligaments.
The most common symptoms of a herniated disk include:
In rare instances, a disk herniation can be so severe that it protrudes against the spinal cord itself. This causes symptoms such as bladder incontinence and a sudden inability to walk or use the arms. Any of these symptoms require immediate medical attention.
A chiropractor is often the first healthcare professional consulted following a back injury. At Chiropractic First, we rely on our whole-body approach to health and wellness to help find relief. Here's how:
If you are suffering from acute or chronic back pain, and are interested in learning more about the chiropractic treatments we offer, visit us at our Wyoming, MI location to speak with a chiropractor. We look forward to meeting you!
New patients receive first visit for $37
Includes consultation, exam and X-rays
|Monday||9am-1pm||3pm - 6pm|
|Wednesday||9am-1pm||3pm - 7pm|
|Thursday||9am-1pm||3pm - 6pm|
|3pm - 6pm||Closed||3pm - 7pm||3pm - 6pm||Closed||Closed||Closed|