The traditional approach to back pain, back injury and disc problems often ignores spinal function. Chiropractic care is safer and often more effective than back surgery.

While the intervertebral disc is a common culprit in spine-related health problems, its function is widely misunderstood. The disc is a small cartilage pad that is situated between spinal bones. When healthy, discs allow normal turning and bending.

Because spinal discs have a very poor blood supply, they also depend upon the circulation of joint fluids to bring in nutrients and expel waste. If a spinal joint loses its normal motion and this pumping action is impaired, the health of the disc deteriorates. This is how many disc problems begin.

The chiropractic approach to disc problems is to help restore better motion and position to the spinal joints. Besides reducing disc bulging, better spinal function helps decrease inflammation so the slow process of healing the surrounding soft tissues can begin.

If you’re suffering from back pain and need a chiropractor near the Elizabeth, Mckeesport, & Clairton PA areas and you want natural relief and treatment, don’t wait, schedule your appointment today! 412-673-0990

How long will I need chiropractic care?

Treatment times vary based upon 3 factors: age, overall health, & the severity of your problem to begin with. Most problems require a few visits to treat. It takes time for the muscles, ligaments, & soft tissue around the joints being adjusted to adapt to their repositioning. Just like when people have teeth that need repositioned, it takes awhile for the braces to move them back in place for the same reason. Some patients see quick improvement and then immediately discontinue their care. They often suffer a relapse since muscles and soft tissues have not had time to fully heal. Others discover that degenerative changes to their spines make periodic checkups a worthwhile investment. We’ll make recommendations, but how long you benefit from chiropractic care is up to you.