Preventing Herniated Discs at STAR Physical Therapy in Taylorsville, UT
While we cannot prevent every herniated disk, there are certain things you can do to help reduce your risk. If you are wondering about having a herniated disc, TJ Phelps, DC, will perform an exam and recommend the appropriate treatment such as chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and massage therapy.
HERNIATED DISC RISKS
With age, our risk of developing a disc herniation increases. Some significant risk factors include being overweight, manual labor jobs, being over 35, and being male. The chiropractor evaluates all these items at STAR Physical Therapy®. Let us help you prevent herniated discs by improving your health and wellness.
As mentioned above, weight is a factor in disc herniation. The increased weight increases pressures on your low back. Initially, this often presents as pain and, if untreated, can lead to a herniated disc, most often occurring in the lower back. We can work with you with rehabilitation exercises to strengthen your low back and a weight loss program. Our programs focus on long-term and sustainable dietary changes.
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
Your disc get nutrition infused into them as you move. Regular exercise increases the flow of food as well as works your core muscles. These support your spine and help reduce the pressures on it as well as stabilize it. It is essential to see your chiropractor to get you to the point you can do some exercise. Strengthen your body and get the muscles firing correctly to prevent injuries. And provide the foundational building blocks with proper nutrition. Supplementation is available when needed.
IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE
Lousy posture is quickly becoming one of the main factors in back pains. This poor posture leads to increased spinal pressures and unused core muscles becoming weaker. This predisposes your injury, low backaches, and headaches. When you come to Hometown, Chiropractic posture will be evaluated and exercises given to help correct your posture back to a healthy one. These corrections shouldn’t just take place at home but also at work and in your car.
WHAT STEPS DO YOU TAKE TO HELP PREVENT HERNIATED DISCS?
To schedule an appointment for your back pain, call our STAR Physical Therapy® at 801-601-1494. We do take a wide variety of insurances, FSA’s, HSA’s, and cash.