Disc Treatments

In Phoenix, AZ

Disc treatments encompass a range of therapeutic interventions aimed at addressing issues regarding the support of the spine and its functional movement.

Various strategies and techniques are designed to alleviate symptoms associated with spinal disc issues. This method can be an ideal alternative to surgery for many patients, offering gradually improving relief without a lengthy recovery.

Treatments typically begin with hands-on techniques to manipulate and mobilize the spine. Specific exercises that target the core muscles, back extensors, and postural muscles are also prescribed to alleviate strain on the discs.

Education in proper posture and body mechanics is essential for preventing further disc issues and promoting spine health. TriMotus utilizes a specialized approach to address mechanical issues within the spine through targeted exercises and movements.

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Why Are Discs Important to Physical Health?

 Intervertebral discs play a crucial role in maintaining physical health and functionality within the spine. These discs are situated between the vertebrae, serving as cushions that absorb shock and provide flexibility, allowing for smooth and pain-free movement of the spine.

The structure of intervertebral discs consists of two main components: a tough outer layer called the annulus fibrosus and a gel-like inner core known as the nucleus pulposus. This unique composition enables the discs to withstand compressive forces while maintaining flexibility and stability within the spine.

One of the primary functions of intervertebral discs is to distribute mechanical loads evenly throughout the spine. During activities such as walking, running, or lifting, the discs absorb the forces exerted on the spine, reducing the impact on individual vertebrae and surrounding structures.

By dispersing these loads, discs help prevent excessive wear and tear on the spinal joints and reduce the risk of injury or degenerative changes. Moreover, intervertebral discs contribute to spinal flexibility and range of motion. This flexibility is essential for performing everyday activities and maintaining proper posture, balance, and coordination.

Along with the surrounding ligaments and muscles, discs help support the spine’s natural curvature and prevent excessive movement or misalignment of the vertebrae. In turn, enhanced stability protects the spinal cord and nerve roots from compression or irritation.

The McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, is a specialized approach to assessing and treating spinal issues, including disc problems. Developed by New Zealand physiotherapist Robin McKenzie, this method focuses on identifying specific movement patterns that exacerbate or alleviate symptoms, known as directional preferences.

During a McKenzie assessment, TriMotus evaluates the individual’s responses to various spinal positions and exercises. Based on this assessment, a personalized exercise program is developed to target the individual’s mechanical issues and promote symptom relief.

McKenzie exercises typically involve repetitive movements and positions designed to centralize or abolish pain, improve spinal mobility, and promote self-management of symptoms.

Candidates for Disc Treatment

Candidates for disc treatment vary widely and experience different challenges like radiating pain, disc degeneration, herniated discs, bulging discs, or spinal stenosis. These conditions can profoundly impact daily life, causing discomfort, limiting mobility, and affecting overall well-being.

Individuals seeking to avoid the risks and recovery associated with surgery or have explored other avenues without success can utilize disc treatments for relief. The goal of non-surgical treatments is to provide comprehensive care that addresses the root causes of disc-related issues while prioritizing each individual’s unique needs and goals.

Our experienced therapists specialize in the McKenzie Method, a renowned approach to spinal rehabilitation that emphasizes active patient involvement and self-care strategies. By empowering individuals to take an active role in their recovery, we aim to optimize outcomes and restore function.

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Dr. Cameron Khavari , DC, MUAC

Owner / Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Physician

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