Everyone has discs in their spine that are made up of thick layers of cartilage on the outside and a soft material on the inside. As you age, these discs become less flexible and therefore, more prone to injury. When the disc is herniated it means that the soft material on the inside of the disc comes through the outer part of the cartilage, which can cause a lot of discomfort in patients. Luckily, this pain does not have to last forever, as there are treatments to correct herniated discs. At Chiro-Med, we have treated many patients using our safe and effective therapies. Spinal Decompression Therapy During your spinal decompression therapy, motorized traction devices are used to position your spine and stretch it, creating negative pressure within your spinal disc. This allows any protruding or herniated material to be pulled back into the disc. If spinal decompression therapy treatments are not Continue reading →

It is common when you have back pain to look to your back as the source of the problem. However, other parts of your body play a big role in how your back feels. Just look down at your feet – YES, your feet! The way your foot contacts the ground beneath you can really impact your back because it will affect the way your back absorbs the compression to your spine.  Your back needs support while you walk, and if your shoes are not providing the proper support you can be hurting your back every time you take a step or even just stand. You may not notice a problem at first, but this lack of support will add stress to your back and cause you discomfort over time. A great solution to the problem of unsupportive footwear is through the use of custom orthotics. Custom orthotics can help to Continue reading →