Fairview Chiropractor | Fairview chiropractic care | NC | Disc Problems

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2 Fairview Hills Drive
Fairview, NC 28730
Phone:828-628-7800
Fax:828-628-4328

   Edward Reilly, DC

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Disc Problems

 

Intervertebral discs are positioned between the vertebrae in the spine.  The outside of a disc is made from cartilage, and in the center is a jelly like solution.  These discs serve many purposes, including allowing movement of the spine, creating space between the vertebrae, and acting as shock absorbers.  The gelatinous middle allows the disc to compress and expand based on impact and movement.  Trauma to the spine can cause the discs to herniated, bulge, become displaced (slipped disc), or even rupture.  Trauma or direct injury to the area is not the only cause, however.  As we get older, the discs can begin to weaken and dehydrate. These conditions can put pressure on the nerves around the spine and cause pain. 

If you suffer from one of these injuries you should see a chiropractor.  Surgery is risky, expensive, and requires recovery time.  In many cases, you can experience relief from these conditions through chiropractic.  By properly aligning the spine, pressure can be relieved on nerves and on the discs themselves.  This will reduce and hopefully eliminate your pain and discomfort and allow you to live a normal lifestyle.

 

Hear our patients explain how we helped them with disc problem!


Thanks to Dr. Reilly, his staff, laser therapy and traction, I have made a speedy recovery from a bulging disc. Dr. Reilly has kept me from having a very expensive surgery. I came into his office crying and after only two days of treatments, I started to smile. The remaining weeks, I continued to make progress every day. I thank God fo giving you the ability to teal those in need. I will continue to pray for all of you. Many, many thanks and best wishes! I am thankful for all of you!

 ~ Paula S.

 

Disc Herniation
L5 Disc Herniation with Sciatica

“ I have been able to avoid surgery"

I came to Dr. Reilly with low back pain caused by a herniated disc at L5. I have a history of back surgery and I wanted to avoid another. Previous treatment for this problem pr ior to coming o Fairview Chiropractic Center included prescriptions for musc le relaxers, pain medications and heat therapy.

After Dr. Reilly’s recommended treatment my sciatica has improved and I have improved sensation and movement in my right foot. In addition to my original complaints , my posture has improved a great deal , wh ich has helped my pre - existing neck pain.

I would highly recommend Dr. Reilly. He has treated me aggressively and I have been able to avoid another surgery.

Marie E.


"Dr. Reilly's treatment on my neck saved me from having surgery that i would have had to have if i went to a surgen. I had c5 c6 discs bulging. He treated me and i got to keep working. He used laser treatment and the dts traction and regular adjustments. Now i'm doing very well. I go in once a week now and i feel good. Dr. Reilly will fix you if you have neck pain! Go see the doc...He has magic hands!"

 ~ Jack M.

 


"I slipped and fell and ended up with a slipped disc and nerve pain. The pain was so severe that I could not stand or walk and Aleve was not helping. After just one month of being under Dr. Reilly's care, I am no back to feeling and moving normally. My posture has even gotten a lot better. This type of care is far superior to drugs and/or surgery. It is also more permanent."

~ Barbara R.



Thanks to Dr. Reilly, his staff, laser therapy and traction, I have made a speedy recovery from a bulging disc. Dr. Reilly has kept me from having a very expensive surgery. I came into his office crying and after only two days of treatments, I started to smile. The remaining weeks, I continued to make progress every day. I thank God for giving you the ability to teal those in need. I will continue to pray for all of you. Many, many thanks and best wishes! I am thankful for all of you!

~ Paula S.

 

 

How could I have imagined what was in store for me the morning I got out of bed noticing a slight discomfort in my left buttock. Over the course of the day it didn't go away as I had hoped but also seemed no worse so I didn't dwell on it. Thinking I had slept in some position to bring it on, I hoped the next nights rest would make it go away. The second morning, the discomfort was more distinct, with slight pain down my leg so I decided to see the chiropractor who has helped me with previous back pain problems. Dr. Reilly did an assessment through various bending, stretching and reaching exercises and said the problem was not in my left leg but in the lower back, (L-5 disc) which is fairly common and treatable. I began regular chiropractic treatments including electro-stimulation and adjustments, later adding decompression traction. The pain down my leg progressed steadily as a particular nerve became severely affected. Sitting was nearly impossible leading Dr. Reilly to do an x-ray which showed a more difficult problem with the disc. He advised me to see my family doctor. Along with continued chiropractor treatments including now a cold laser, my family physician ordered pain medication and an MRI. We decided the problem could be corrected without surgery, so we reached out to a Carolina Spine specialist for further expertise. With epidural steroid injections and on-going chiropractic work, this team approach has been very beneficial and I am feeling almost "all the way back". I commend Dr. Reilly for his warm, caring professional work throughout. It is fortunate for people in the Fairview area that we can partake of his services and rely on his expert advice.

~ Fred B.

 

 

I just want to say thank you to so much to everyone at Fairview Chiropractic for making me feel so great! The pain I was experiencing before I began chiropractic care was very intense and left me miserable. I was unable to find relief with my medical doctor and decided to give chiropractic care a try. I was suffering from a sciatic nerve problem and a bulging disc. My sciatic nerve problem wasn't a nerve problem at all it was an alignment problem. My right hip was so out of alignment that it was pulling on everything. After Dr. Reilly adjusted me a few times my pain was completely gone and hasn't ever come back! I suffered needlessly for years. Then I injured myself and as a result had a bulging disc. Most times this requires surgery to repair but Dr. Reilly suggested I try traction on the CTS machine. After 3 visits I could really tell a difference and with a few more I was once again pain free - without surgery! I really can't say enough about the care and help I have received from Fairview Chiropractic!

~ Jessica H.

 


I would just like to tell everyone what Dr. Reilly and Fairview Chiropractic Center has done for me. The week before last week I woke up with what I thought was a migraine headache and called Fairview Chiropractic Center to be seen. Dr. Reilly treats my migraines with adjustments. Instead of a migraine I had two bulging discs in my neck.

Dr. Reilly took X-rays and began treating me with the DTS, electro-stem, ice and adjustments. At the time he began to treat me I could not turn my head to the left without having severe pain down both arms and a debilitating headache. I have seen Dr. Reilly a total of 10 times for this treatment, and I now am pain free with no headache, no neck pain and no arm pain. This was all accomplished through non-surgical means and without being prescribed long term muscle relaxers or pain medications.

I would just like to add that I have seen Dr. Reilly for several years for different injuries, and after being treated by Dr. Reilly had no long term negative effects. I like the ability to go to him and not have to take medication for things that can be treated and get better without them.

~ Cindy L.

 

 

I have known Dr. Reilly for quite some time, I have a degenerative disc, that flares up time and again, when it does I make an appointment and he fixes me up. I have a physically straining job that doesn't allow me any down time, that is why I use Fairview Chiropractic. They are a state of the art facility and the staff is extremely efficiant. I recommend them highly.

~ Jason

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