Coping With Chronic Disc Pain

January 27th, 2020

Although many Americans suffer from chronic disc pain, many of them do not have insurance to help them cope and treat their condition. My husband suffers from two herniated and degenerated discs, which cause him extreme discomfort and pain. He cannot afford insurance and is not eligible for Medicaid. This makes coping with chronic disc pain almost impossible for him.

I definitely do my part to aid my husband in dealing with his chronic disc pain. Most days, my husband does not feel like getting out of bed. During these difficult days, I do all of the cleaning, cook and serve him meals, and provide emotional support. I encourage him to participate in as much light physical activity as he can. This keeps his muscles from tightening to the extent where they cause additional discomfort and pain. I help him complete tasks that most men his age should be able to do, such as taking out the trash, carrying laundry baskets and grocery bags.

If diagnosed with a herniated disc, you will most likely be recommended for spinal surgery or symptomatic treatment. Why? Simply because these treatment choices bring in the most money for the healthcare industry. Few honest and caring healthcare providers recommend spinal surgery as your first choice for treatment. It is very risky and, in most cases, does not relieve the back pain, but creates more discomfort. Symptomatic treatments include regimens of chronic pain medications (narcotics), and/or muscle relaxants. Although symptomatic treatments are effective in relieving the discomfort, they do nothing to heal chronic disc pain and require large amounts of money and time.

There are few recommended cures for chronic disc pain. Chiropractic spinal decompression is a highly recommended physical treatment that holds superb promise to cure chronic disc pain. Spinal decompression effectively treats most disc abnormalities without surgery. The technique helps take the pressure off of the affected vertebrae providing relief of pain and other symptoms. Because spinal decompression is short term and cost-effective, most patients experience increased, long-term functionality and pain relief without recurring treatments. If you still feel pain after all these treatment methods then it is recommended that you get the very best treatment for your back pain problem. Joshua S. Rovner is a specialist spine doctor that can help you in the treatment of your disc problem quite effectively. You can get in touch with him as you click on the link as well.

Knowledge therapy is another cure for chronic disc pain. While the therapy is a psycho-emotional approach, many medical professionals highly recommend at least trying knowledge therapy. Like spinal decompression, knowledge therapy is very cost-effective. You can easily attain a book containing the theories, techniques, and explanations of both online or from your local bookstore. One of the theories of knowledge therapy suggests that herniated disc pain is really caused by oxygen deprivation. The main technique of knowledge therapy is addressing psycho-emotional issues that cause pain in order to resolve the symptoms of physical pain permanently.

When my husband acquires adequate funds to seek treatment for his herniated and degenerated discs, he hopes to undergo chiropractic spinal decompression as soon as possible. Until then, he will have to continue dealing with his chronic disc pain like many money deprived Americans.