Have You Injured a Disc in Frederick?

disc injury can be helped by a chiropractor

Have you been told that you have a slipped disc or a disc injury in Frederick? They can vary from slight to severe, but most require the attention of a trained chiropractor. Our Frederick chiropractic clinic can help you understand your condition and help you develop the best treatment option for you.

The little pads that lie between your vertebrae are called the intervertebral discs; each of which has a tough outer ring and a soft gel-like center. Your discs both join and separate your vertebrae. These discs 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 torso.


Disc Injury Frederick

If you are diagnosed with a protruding disc it means that the gel is pushed out or bulging, and is asymmetrical in different places. This may result in pinching and irritation of the nerve roots at that point.

A 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.

A disc extrusion is the worst type of disc injury. What it means is that the gel balloons 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.


Degenerative Disc Disease FAQs

Have you been diagnosed with disc degeneration in your back? Are you seeking to learn more information about the symptoms and management of your back pain? Read on to learn more about the condition and how you can gain control of your back pain and improve your quality of life!

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease (also known as “Disc Degeneration”)?

Degenerative Disc Disease is a common condition that affects millions of people at any given time and is often the cause of lower back and neck pain. Disc degeneration occurs as we get older and our spinal discs break down. The breaking down process may result in decreased fluid in the discs which reduce flexibility or tears and cracks in the outer layer of the disc. Tears and cracks may result in disc breakage, bulges, or rupturing. All of these possibilities may bring forth a variety of side effects – pain, limited range of motion, numbness, muscle spasms, and more.

What Causes Degenerative Disc Disease?

Disc Degeneration typically occurs naturally as part of the aging process. As mentioned above, our discs become weakened and thin with age. There are also a few situations that may speed up the onset of degenerative disc disease such as:

  • Obesity
  • Back Injury/Trauma
  • Jobs requiring heavy lifting
  • Smoking

Is There A Cure For Disc Degeneration?

Degenerative Disc Disease is typically managed through a variety of methods, including Chiropractic care until complications arise that require surgery or until your daily life activities are severely limited. There are a variety of paths that a person with the condition can take to both slow down the progression and manage the pain. Suggested options are as follows:

  • Lose Weight
  • Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
  • Reduce heavy lifting
  • Obtain Chiropractic care

How Can My Chiropractor Help e Manage Disc Degeneration?

Chiropractic care can improve spinal motion and reduce inflammation, thereby improving joint mechanics. If you do not have advanced disc degeneration, your chiropractor may also work on improving the function of the disc.

A variety of adjustments and manual therapy can treat the symptoms of disc degeneration, including spinal manipulation, trigger point therapy, and therapeutic massage. Dr. Lipinski has successfully treated disc degeneration in the Frederick, MD area for over 15 years. Read our patient reviews here, and contact us today to learn more!


If you're suffering from a disc injury in call our team at Lipinski Chiropractic today. We are here to help

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7:30am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:30pm


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Wednesday
7:30am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:30pm


Thursday
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Lipinski Chiropractic

182 Thomas Johnson Dr #201
Frederick, MD 21702

(301) 620-7111