Non-surgical Disc Injury

Non-surgical Disc Injury Treatment In Chapel Hill

Have you been told that you have a slipped disc or a disc injury?

These kinds of spinal problems can vary from mild to quite severe. Disc injury can cause a great deal of pain. Most require the attention of a highly trained chiropractic physician. Our team at Leigh Brain & Spine can help you understand your condition, and develop the best treatment option for your condition.

Within your spine are little pads that lie between your spinal segments or vertebrae. These pads are called intervertebral discs; each has a tough outer ring and a soft gel-like center. Your discs both join and separate your vertebrae. They serve as a cushions or shock absorbers so that the bones don’t make contact with each other as you move. Without discs we would literally be unable to move our upper body.

How Can the DRX9000C Heal My Disc Injury?

Chapel Hill’s Chiropractor Dr. Cosmas Leigh is dedicated to providing the most advanced, state-of-the-art, natural care possible for his patients. Dr. Leigh is the only Chiropractic Physician in the Triangle using the DRX9000C. This spinal decompression medical device is an alternative, non-invasive approach toward providing fast pain relief for a wide variety of chronic pain issues that you might be experiencing. The DRX9000C is designed to reduce and eliminate pressure between the spinal discs. As both the vertebrae and spine are separated, pressure is slowly reduced within the disc creating a small vacuum which forces the gelatin center of the spinal disc back into its natural place. The DRX9000C also helps pull much-needed nutrients, both oxygen and fluid, back into the degenerated discs allowing therapeutic healing to commence.

What is Involved in a DRX9000C Spinal Disc Injury Treatment?

During treatment for a spinal a disc injury, the patient is secured and positioned on the table with an arm support, belt, and a vest to prevent the body from sliding. The duration of the treatment, the pull weight, and the decompressing angle are entered into a computer which calculates a slow progression and maximum pull while alternating between extension and relaxing state. An average spinal disc injury treatment lasts about three to four treatments for about a 20 to 30 minute duration each time.

What Other Conditions can Dr. Leigh Treat Using this non-invasive Treatment?

Dr. Leigh has been able to help thousands of patients suffering from the pain and symptoms associated with common conditions listed below:

  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched Nerves in the Neck or Low Back
  • Sciatica
  • and more.

What is a Spinal Disc Injury?

If you are diagnosed with a disc injury there are a few different types.

  • protruding disc, or bulging disc, is when the gel in the middle of the disc is pushed out or bulging, and is asymmetrical or imbalanced in different places. This may result in pinching and irritation of the nerve roots at that point causing you pain and discomfort.
  • herniated disc happens when the disc material ruptures to the point that the gel pushes outward. This can also cause pain and numbness due to the irritation of the nerves and can be very serious in some cases.
  • disc extrusion is the worst type of disc injury. What it means is that the gel balloons have protruded extensively into the area outside the vertebrae or breaks off from the disc. This tends to result in considerable back pain and limitation of range of motion.

Start Recovering from your Spinal Disc Injury with Natural Chiropractic Care Today

If you are looking for an effective non-invasive form of spinal disc injury treatment or would like a second opinion, the DRX9000C may be the best solution for you. You have nothing to lose and a pain-free life to gain by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Leigh today.

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Chiropractors FAQ

Do Chiropractors adjust all patients the same way?

No. The chiropractor evaluates each patient’s unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care. In fact, there are many different chiropractic techniques and the chiropractor will decide which is best for each patient. The recommendations made by a chiropractor are based upon years of training and experience. Each patient’s care is uniquely different from every other patient.

Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractors may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized back surgery can often be avoided in the first place. Some chiropractors specialize in serving those people who have had previous back surgeries and are still in pain. Spinal Decompression Therapy can be the most effective course of treatment for such a person.

Can I adjust myself?

No. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a “popping” sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable spine even more unstable, and can sometimes be dangerous. Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs.

Can I tell if my spine is out of alignment?

Not always. A misalignment is like a dental cavity–you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear. That’s why periodic spinal checkups are so important. Although it may be possible to know you have a misalignment, it is rarely possible to be sure you don’t. Regular spinal checkups are always a good idea, and they promote good health from the inside out.

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About Dr. Cosmas Leigh

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Cosmas Leigh, D.C. is a pioneer in Spinal Decompression to treat spinal stenosis, herniated discs, bulging discs, and disc degeneration. Dr. Leigh was the first in his region to include the state-of-the-art DRX 9000c Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression system to his practice to reduce pain and restore function for people of all ages.