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Cascades Chiropractic

Primary Location
27111 167th Pl. SE Suite #109
Covington, WA 98042
Phone: 253-639-7639
Fax: 253-639-8665

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday9:00am7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am7:00pm
Thursday2:00pm7:00pm
Friday9:00am7:00pm
Saturday9:00am12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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slipped_disc1.jpgYou may have heard the term "slipped disc" used to describe a low back injury.  Discs do not actually "slip".  Rather, they may herniate or bulge out from between the bones.  A herniation is a displaced fragment of the center part or nucleus of the disc that is pushed through a tear in the outer layer or annulus of the disc.  Pain results when irritating substances are released from this tear and also if the fragment touches or compresses a nearby nerve.  Disc herniation has some similarities to degenerative disc disease and discs that herniate are often in an early stage of degeneration.  Herniated discs are common in the low back or lumbar spine.

What causes discs to herniate?

Many factors decrease the strength and resiliency of the disc and increase the risk of disc herniation.  Life style choices such as smoking, lack of regular exercise, and inadequate nutrition contribute to poor disc health.  Poor posture, daily wear and tear, injury or trauma, and incorrect lifting or twisting further stress the disc. If the disc is already weakened, it may herniate with a single movement or strain such as coughing or bending to pick up a pencil.

How do I know if I have a disc herniation?

Herniated discs are most likely to affect people between the ages of 30 and 40.  Disc herniations may be present without causing pain.  The most common symptom will be pain in the area of the herniation that may radiate across the hips or into the buttocks.  You may also experience numbness or pain radiating down your leg to the ankle or foot.  If the herniation is large enough, you may notice weakness with extension of your big toe and you may be unable to walk on your toes or heels.  In severe cases of lumbar disc herniation, you may experience changes in your bowel or bladder function and may have difficulty with sexual function.

How is a disc herniation treated?

slipped_disc2.jpgMild to moderate disc herniations can usually be treated conservatively with stretching, exercise therapy and chiropractic care.  More advanced cases will often require spinal decompression therapy and a rehabilitation program that focuses on core strengthening and chiropractic care to reduce the imbalances, weaknesses, and postural stresses that have lead to this condition.

Occasionally, a herniation may be severe enough to warrant surgical intervention.  These cases are usually reserved as a last resort when other forms of therapy have failed to relieve pain, or if there is significant compression of the spinal cord or nerves.

 

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 Visit www.spinemeddecompression.com for more information regarding spinal decompression therapy at Cascades Chiropractic.

Cascades Chiropractic proudly serves the communities of Covington, Maple Valley, Kent, Auburn, Black Diamond, Fairwood, Renton and Federal Way by providing advanced spinal care including Spinal Decompression Therapy and high-tech rehabilition with the SpineForce machine in addition to chiropractic and massage services. 

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Testimonial

Dr. Murray is a wonderful chiropractor! He is gentle, yet very effective. The staff is beyond friendly and helpful. I always leave feeling like a million bucks. No matter whats going on, headache, back pain, neck pain, weak immune system, kids have ear infections, or colicky, or just in an auto accident, L&I, etc. The Doctor and staff at Cascades Chiropractic will take great care of you")

- Alicyn G. / Covington, WA

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday9:00am7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am7:00pm
Thursday2:00pm7:00pm
Friday9:00am7:00pm
Saturday9:00am12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

Meet the Doctor

Meet Dr. Murray Dr. Murray is dedicated to freeing people from pain at his clinic in Covington, WA. As a Chiropractor with experience, he is committed to promoting the health and well being of his patients. Read More

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  • 27111 167th Pl. SE Suite #109 Covington, WA 98042
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