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Frequently Asked Questions About Disc Injuries


Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture – Your Disc Injury Chiropractor in Omaha

As your choice chiropractor in Omaha, we have experience treating patients of all ages. And one of the most common reasons that our patients visit us each day is to seek treatment for lower back pain. The spine is made up of a complex system of vertebrae, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tissues.

While the spine gives the body form and allows for a variety of everyday functions, it is also highly-susceptible to injury. If you or a loved one is living with a lower back or disc injury, chiropractic care can help to relieve your pain and allow your body to heal naturally, without the use of prescription drugs.

Disc Injury FAQ

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

Typically, herniated discs are the result of the body’s natural aging process. Over time, the spinal discs lose their elasticity and can lead to ruptures along the hard outer surface of the disc. When this happens, the inner material that makes up the disc can enter into the spinal canal and react with nearby nerves, leading to pain and other symptoms

What is the Difference Between a Herniated and Bulging Disc?

Your spinal discs are always under a great deal of pressure but when they are healthy, the tough outer wall of the discs hold the more fragile core in place. Unlike herniated discs where the outside of the disc ruptures, bulging discs occur when the interior core of the disc begins to push out and break through the tough outer layer material, resulting in a bulge. This bulging can be very painful if the disc comes into contact with surrounding nerves.

What are My Treatment Options?

Targeted spinal adjustments can work to relieve the pain and other symptoms associated with common disc injuries. Other holistic treatment methods that can be used include massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, corrective exercises and more.

Contact Our Local Chiropractor for Disc Injury Treatment

If you are experiencing back pain and think that you may have an injured disc, we recommend that you call (402) 964-0300 to schedule a comprehensive chiropractic exam with our Omaha chiropractor as soon as possible. With an early and clear diagnosis, we can create a treatment plan that will target the root cause of your pain and help you to heal naturally.

Dr. Kevin Kosak was born and raised in Olivia, Minnesota. Dr. Kosak studied biomedical science at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He then earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Kosak also earned his acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Society of America, founded and taught by the world-renowned and 1998 World Health Organization “Man of the Year”, Dr. Richard Yennie.
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