If you’re reading this, you most likely suffer from some sort of chronic low back or neck pain. Ask yourself these following questions:
- Is your pain worse in the morning?
- Does the pain get better after waking up and moving around?
- Have you had multiple or previous episodes of moderate to severe pain?
- Does the pain usually last 2-10 days before going away?
- Trouble sitting or standing prolonged periods of time?
- Are movements “guarded/protected” or noticing decreased range of motion?
If you answered “yes” to a majority or all of these questions, you most likely are suffering from a disc injury whether you have been diagnosed with it or not. Internal Disc Derangement (IDD) accounts for upwards of 40% of all low back pain and a majority of neck pain!
Disc injuries are often made worse by the presence of adhesion. Adhesion is the most common cause of pain and decreased range of motion in the body. Adhesion acts like glue on muscles to restrict movement. Restricted motion causes more load on injured discs, leading to more pain and long term problems.
The good news is that a large majority of disc injuries do not require surgery! Disc injuries respond well to conservative management and treatment. By fixing and removing adhesion, discs are essentially “decompressed” and unloaded. You are left in little to no pain and able to return to regular, daily activity.
At Thrive Spine and Sport, we are certified through Integrative Diagnosis for the diagnosis and treatment adhesion. Our treatment has helped many people looking for answers to their pain. We have helped patients prevent surgery and those still suffering with pain after surgery. If you answered “yes” to most or all of the questions above, chances are we can help! Call our office today at 319-423-0925.