Restore Spinal Health with Chiropractic without Drugs or Surgery
Spinal disc pain can be incredibly debilitating and have a serious impact on your quality of life. If you have compressed or damaged discs, you may have been told that the only treatment options available to you are surgery or medication. Both of these treatment options have serious downsides. Surgery can be risky and end up causing more pain than it fixes. While prescription painkillers can numb pain, once the drugs wear off the pain will return – sometimes worse than before. Before you resign yourself to risky surgery or medication, you should know that there are effective, non-surgical drug-free treatments that can help ease your pain.
Cox Adjustment Technique Safely Relieves Back Pain
Many cases of back pain can be traced back a slipped disc, bulging disc or herniated disc, known as intervertebral disk (IVD) problem. An accident injury or bad posture can cause intervertebral disk problems that place pressure on the delicate, gelatinous disks that sit between the vertebrae. When these disks are compressed, a rupture or herniation could occur. As long as this compression persists, so too will your pain. The only way for a disk to heal properly, without invasive surgery, is to restore the natural spacing between the vertebra and relieve the IVD pressure. Here at Shadowood Chiropractic, we offer the Cox Technique, a cutting-edge treatment option for restoring proper spacing and relieving chronic pain.
Our Boca Raton chiropractor Dr. Allen DellaBella practices the Cox Technique, which uses a light, targeted and direct force to deliver precise adjustments to the spine. By targeting the root cause for your pain, Dr. DellaBella is able to relieve spinal compression for long-lasting pain relief. The Cox Technique is a safer alternative to spinal decompression therapy, which can actually do more harm than good for the spine. While some Boca Raton chiropractors offer spinal decompression therapy, Dr. DellaBella has done significant research into this treatment and determined that the Cox Technique is a more effective and safer treatment option. Spinal decompression machines have a limited number of fixed, predetermined settings, which limits a chiropractor’s ability to offer custom treatment. Too much force could actually tear the disc and cause more pain. On the flip side, too little force will make no difference to a patient’s pain.
The Cox Technique is a safe, effective and sophisticated chiropractic adjustment technique for intervertebral disk treatments. Throughout the treatment session, our Boca Raton chiropractor will maintain contact with the spine making incremental adjustments. By offering customized treatment for each patient, Dr. DellaBella is able to apply just the right amount of force necessary to relieve disk compression. The result is long-lasting pain relief without the need for surgery or medication. The course of treatment typically takes les time than spinal decompression and delivers more accurate healing. Treatment is also less expensive, so patients are not faced with prohibitive costs.
To learn more about how the Cox Technique can help you, call us today at 561-488-4000.
Frequently Asked Questions about Spinal Disc Injuries
What is a slipped disc?
The terms “slipped disc,” herniated disc” and “bulging disc” all refer to the shifting of part of a vertebral disc out of its proper position within the spinal column. The disc wall may balloon out on one side, or a tear in the disc lining can cause just the inner cartilage material to protrude.
Why do spinal discs slip in the first place?
This condition commonly accompanies a traumatic accident that jolts or compresses the spinal column. Auto accidents, for instance, often cause disc bulges and herniation by throwing the vertebrae out of alignment. Other cases may occur due to chronic degenerative spinal ailment such as facet joint arthritis. The aging process alone can allow discs to lose their cushioning ability and flatten out, pressing on nearby nerves.
What symptoms would a herniated disc cause?
You may have a disc problem for years without experiencing any symptoms, or you may experience acute symptoms instantly. These symptoms typically include pain in the neck or lower back and pain or other odd sensations in the limbs, hand or feet. Patients may also experience numbness or muscle weakness in the extremities.
What kind of treatment do I need?
It depends on the precise nature of your disc condition, and we can obtain that information only through a careful examination. The good news is that many patients can resolve their pain and other symptoms through conservative, non-surgical treatment. One method that we have enjoyed particular success with is the Cox technique, in which we use a device called an activator to make tiny, gentle spinal adjustments as needed.