A herniated disc is a fragment of the disc nucleus that is pushed out of the annulus, into the spinal canal through a tear or rupture in the annulus. Although a herniated disc are more common in the lower back, they can occur anywhere in the spine including the cervical spine (neck).
Traumatic injury is one of the leading causes of disc displacement and is the reason why many people that are in car accidents suffer from a herniated disc. Some of the symptoms that occur with a herniated disc are:
-Arm of leg pain
- Numbness or tingling
Your Tampa Chiropractors Auto Accident Treatment Plan for a Herniated Disc
The biggest difference between an auto patient and everyone else, is that more than often than the average patients, auto accident patients are dealing with multiple injuries. Because of this, it can require more frequent treatment than normal in the beginning to address multiple issue.
Once your appointment is set, we require that you fill out our entire auto patient form. This can be downloaded in our patient center. If you are unable to download it, we ask that you are 45 minutes prior to your appointment to fill it out. This paperwork will give in detail not just what type of pain you are dealing with, but also what occurred in the accident. Between this information as well as the initial exam, will determine Dr. Cobb’s plan for treatment.
After going through your questionnaire and examining your body, Dr. Cobb will proceed to spend 20-25 minutes performing connective tissue release. For a Herniated Disc, your Tampa Chiropractor will focus on treating your head, neck, back, shoulders, hips, and thighs. Every patient and pain is different. Based on what the doctor sees, as well as what your background information is, will determine where he works and for how long.
Your Chiropractor near USF will first ask the follow questions:
- Ask how bad on a scale of 1-10 the pain is that day, at its worst, and at its best.
- Find out if you know how the pain began?
- Ask if you have had any prior surgeries, and to list all current medications that you’re taking.
- Will want to know if anything you have tried to relieve the pain has helped.
- Will want to know if there’s anything that aggravates your pain.
After your Connective Tissue Release therapy, if your Tampa Chiropractor deems you fit for an adjustment, he will do exactly that. However, if Dr. Cobb feels that an adjustment could do more harm than good based on the state your body is in, then he will wait until he feels that you are okay to be adjusted.
If you are dealing with an auto accident herniated disc, your Chiropractor near USF Dr. Cobb, and his staff are here for you Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (9:00-12:00 & 1:30-7:00) and Tuesday and Friday (9:00-1:00).
We also serve: Temple Terrace, USF, Brandon, Riverview, Carolewood, Wesley Chapel, South Tampa, North Tampa, Temple Palms, Thonotosassa