SLIPPED DISK

A slipped disk is actually a misnomer because they do not actually “slip.” Rather, they may herniate or bulge out from between the bones. Pain results when irritating substances are released from this tear and if fragments touches or compresses a nearby and nerve.

 

Herniated discs are most likely to affect people between the ages of 30 and 40. It is possible that it may be present without causing pain. The most common symptom is pain in the area of herniation that may radiate across the hips or into the products. You may also experience numbness or pain radiating down your leg to the ankle or foot. You may also notice weakness when extending your big toe and may be unable to walk on your toes or heels. In severe cases you may experience changes in your bowel or bladder function and may have difficulty with sexual function.

 

Exercise therapy and chiropractic care can treat mild to moderate disc herniations. More advanced cases require some form of spinal decompression. Severe cases may warrant surgical intervention.

PINCHED NERVE

This is a catchall phrase that is commonly used to describe the pain associated with a variety of conditions from subluxations, to Tunnel syndromes, to the referred pain from trigger points (see below) a pinched nerve is actually an irritated, or inflamed nerve where the nerve itself is not actually pinched.

In most cases they become irritated and inflamed when the bones, joints or muscles of the spine are not in their proper position, or are not moving properly this condition is called a "subluxations," the treatment of which is the specialty of a chiropractor.

Trigger points are very tight knots of muscles that form when muscles are either chronically overworked were injured, and are often experienced as a pitching were burning pain.

It is very important that the cause of any form of pain be properly diagnosed.

Listen to Dr. Fullmer as he explains just one of the possible results of living with a pinched nerve.

To schedule an appointment, call

(435) 752-5522

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Location

1652 S Highway 165

Providence, UT 84332

(south of Maceys, between IHC and Edwards Furniture)

Office Hours

WE recently changed our hours on Wednesday and Friday to better serve our patients that would like to come in during their lunch time.

Monday

7:30am - noon

2:30pm - 6:00pm

 

Tuesdays

7:30 a.m. - noon

 

Wednesday

7:30am - 3:30pm

 

Thursday

7:30 - noon

2:30pm - 6:00pm

 

Friday

7:30am - 3:30pm

 

Saturday by appointment

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~Thomas Edison

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