Disc Injuries and Acupuncture in Red Bank, NJ

Through medical care, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatment, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation helps patients resolve spinal disc injuries and put an end to the pain, numbness, and muscle weakness associated with disc bulges and herniations. As part of our ongoing and unrelenting commitment to healthy pain management practices, our office also offers acupuncture to combat the pain of disc problems and help the body to heal.

The role of acupuncture in treating disc injuries (as well as the resulting sciatica, neck pain, and back pain) is mainly for the relief of pain. Acupuncture has pain-fighting abilities that can help patients who are in search of freedom from suffering without drugs.

Acupuncture is in direct correlation with Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation’s entire paradigm of care—to seek out and practice methods of pain management and rehabilitation that are both effective and healthful for the body. Not only is acupuncture not damaging (it is safe and painless), it actually boosts the overall health of the body for better healing.

Understanding Disc Injuries

The spinal discs rest between the bones of the spine to provide comfort and movement. These discs are composed of an outer membrane that is filled with an inner cushion of collagen and water. Disc injuries are caused by trauma, degeneration, or may occur without any obvious cause. Such injuries, which are most often experienced in the neck and the lower back, signify that inner disc material is protruding from its protective shell and affecting the spinal nerves. When the disc herniates, the outer membrane ruptures and allows its contents to move outward and closer to the spinal cord.

Pain Management and Rehabilitation for Disc Injuries in Red Bank, NJ

While acupuncture is used as a powerful tool in our pain relief arsenal, disc injuries are resolved at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation through the following practices:

• Medical Care/Interventional Pain Management: The Medical Director at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation may recommend various forms of interventional pain management for cases of severe and immobilizing pain. Such practices might include injections of a long-lasting steroid or Discograms for unresolved and hard-to-treat cases of disc injury-related back pain.

• Physical Therapy: This department uses therapeutic exercises to help patients build strength, prevent further injury, reduce pain, and increase movement.

Spinal Decompression/Traction: Traction helps to resolve spinal herniations and protrusions by safely and gently separating the bones of the spine. In some cases, this has the effect of pulling disc material back into its protective membrane.

• Chiropractic: Chiropractic uses gentle manipulation to address the issues surrounding disc injuries, alleviate pain and other symptoms, and promote movement and flexibility. Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation uses a form of chiropractic that is based on biomechanics and physics and is concerned with the total alignment of the spine.

If you are suffering from sciatica, lower back pain, neck pain, or any of the symptoms related to disc injuries, please contact our Red Bank, NJ Acupuncture office.