Dr. Jason Gilmore

Disc Problems, Back Surgery and Chiropractic

As we all age, our discs may lose fluid and small cracks or lesions may form in the outer walls.  Spinal discs are the flexible, gel-like pads between your spinal bones (vertebrae) that give your spine it's curves and flexibility.  Discs affect your height too - you are about 1/4" - 1/2" taller when you wake up than when you go to sleep due to the effects gravity has your spine.
This damage may be caused or accelerated by the
vertebral subluxation complex, a spinal distortion chiropractors correct.  Your disc may bulge, irritate nerves and cause a lot of pain and discomfort.  In severe cases disc damage may affect sitting, standing, walking or lifting and cause pain when urinating, defecating, sneezing and coughing.
Is Back Surgery Effective?
Back surgery for herniation should only be attempted as a last resort.  Back surgery is a dangerous procedure with a high failure rate.  In many people the disc is not causing the pain; many people have disc degeneration with no symptoms.
The Chiropractic Record
For many years
chiropractic has been able to save people from spinal surgery.  There are reports of an MRI or other imaging device revealing a disc herniation or protrusion in the neck or low back which has been reduced or completely reabsorbed under chiropractic care.  Had they not sought out chiropractic, many of these individuals undoubtedly would have had surgery.
How To Prevent Disc Problems
Why wait until a disc becomes "hot" before exploring chiropractic care?  Chiropractic has been a blessing to many sufferers of spine and disc problems, however it's not a "treatment" for conditions, however it is care for your entire body.  Chiropractic care may help
prevent your spine from deterioration and herniation.
Let Dr. Gilmore of
Back To Action Chiropractic perform a simple chiropractic spinal checkup that may discover problems and prevent future operations.  You get your eyes, teeth and blood pressure checked, why not your spine?
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Injury, Accidents and Chiropractic

It's officially fall in the Pacific Northwest, which means rain, wind and increased darkness.  All of these factors can make driving more difficult and challenging and accidents unavoidable.  Much of the pain and suffering resulting from traumatic injuries may, in many cases, be avoided with chiropractic care.
Every trauma has the potential to cause
vertebral subluxations - an area of abnormal stress in your spine that upsets body balance, impinges, "pinches", stretches or compresses your nerves, and affects the health of your muscles, internal organs, discs, bones and brain.  A subluxation can cause pain, organ or system malfunction.
Chiropractic is a system of healthcare that specializes in correcting vertebral subluxations.  At Back To Action, Dr. Gilmore, correct the subluxations using safe, gentle, spinal "adjustment" techniques.
There may have been no broken bones or serious bleeding, but there was spinal damage.  The medical doctors may have said you were fine, but MD's do not know how to analyze the spinal column for subluxations nor do they know how to correct them.  Millions of people leave emergency rooms unaware that they are carrying around hidden spinal distortions that can cause severe health problems at a later date.  Many people leave the emergency room with as much spinal damage as when they entered it.  For that reason chiropractors belong in every emergency room in the country.
Anyone who has either been in an
accident or suffered trauma, whether mild or serious and no matter how long ago, should see a chiropractor to have their spinal column checked for nerve pressure caused by vertebral subluxations.  A chiropractic adjustment given by Dr. Gilmore can make the difference between life and death, between life with pain, disability and sickness and life with full recovery, activity and health.
To schedule a consultation with the Dr. Gilmore of Back To Action Chiropractic, please call (425) 670-2600 or schedule
here.
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