Modern Chiropractic is a full-service chiropractic care facility that treats many different health conditions that affect the back, including disc herniation. Dr. Shane and his staff serve the residents of Newington and Torrington, Connecticut.
A herniated disc is the result of the vertebrae on either side putting excessive pressure on the disc. As the pressure builds, it forces the disc to bulge or protrude outside of the bony ring of the vertebrae. The longer the disc remains in that position, the weaker it can become, causing it to lose fluid as well as its ability to help cushion the spine and protect the spinal cord. A variety of events can cause the vertebrae to shift and cause the discs to bulge. These can include auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, blunt force trauma to the back, and improper lifting techniques. Health conditions like degenerative bone disease and osteoarthritis can also cause potential problems.
Chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and decompression techniques are treatment options that have been effective at treating herniated discs as well as many other conditions that affect the alignment of the bones of the spine, Many of these treatment options are enhanced when used as part of a well-rounded treatment plan that includes other treatment options. A good example of this is the use of chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy. While the adjustment works to re-establish balance, the exercises used in the physical therapy treatment program help to strengthen and stabilize the area as it heals.
Chiropractic care offers many benefits. In addition to reestablishing physical balance, it improves blood flow to the injured area, relieves inflammation, and also stabilizes the muscles that support the injured area. When physical therapy is added, the exercises used in each treatment work to strengthen the muscles near the injury. This not only helps to stabilize the injury; it offers the strength and support the injury needs to heal properly. These types of treatment work well for herniated discs and other problems with the spine that are associated with auto accidents or slip and fall injuries.
Most insurance plans are accepted at our chiropractic office. We accept auto accident, workers compensation, and personal injury cases that have resulted in back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other related pain conditions. We also accept most health insurance plans, including Medicare. Because there are many insurance plans out there and because coverage for chiropractic care varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Before you start a chiropractic care plan, our staff would be happy to verify your benefits and explain them to you at no charge. We also offer cash payment plans.
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"I finally have my life back! I'm amazed I'm no longer needing to take any pain medications and I feel great. Most importantly, I can enjoy time with my kids!"
"I have been going to Modern Chiropractic since 2011. It has not only helped with my back pain but has taught me and supported me in improving my health and well-being."
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