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Disc Problems

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So if you or someone you love is suffering from disc problems, don’t wait. Give us a call at 320-632-9224 and schedule your $99 New Patient Special today. Don’t live another day with pain. We as your chiropractor Little Falls MN can help. Call us!

Spine pain is one of the most common reasons people go to a chiropractor Little Falls MN—second only to the common cold—and disc problems are one of the most common causes of spine pain. The spine has twenty-three intervertebral discs. The spinal discs are fluid filled cartilage sacs between vertebrae that have a structure similar to a jelly donut—a fluid-like center called the nucleus pulposus, contained by walls of cartilage called the annulus fibrosus. Their main role is to be a shock-absorber and to provide space for the spinal nerves to exit. They also act as very tough ligaments that hold spinal segments together and allow for a full ROM in the spine. Because of their central location, spinal elements like the discs represent a focal point for balance, equilibrium, and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Discs depend on good alignment and normal movement to stay healthy and pain-free without the need of a chiropractor Little Falls MN. Injuries, poor posture, repetitive trauma, and nutrient deficiencies are just a few ways good alignment and normal movement are altered resulting in discs that breakdown and your need for a chiropractor Little Falls MN. While it is normal for the discs to dehydrate and become stiffer with age, when there is an accelerated “breakdown” process that overlies the normal aging process. it’s called

Degenerative Disc Disease and can be quite painful forcing you to seek out a chiropractor Little Falls MN. But if the spinal disc fails suddenly, often due to bending or twisting motion, it’s called a few different things:

Poor posture, lack of exercise, degeneration, and physical weakness in early years have substantial consequences of disc health later in life. So while problems with discs can happen anytime in life, from childhood to our elder years, degenerative disc disease and disc herniations, tears, protrusions are most likely to occur in the third and fourth decades of life. We see as a chiropractor Little Falls MN that specific problems with the discs often different and unique symptoms, but mostly pain that originates from the disc itself or a nearby nerve that gets pinched by the disc.

Associated signs and symptoms:

Disc injuries usually result from bending forward and twisting simultaneously. Image shoveling or when carrying a box turning the body and setting it down at the same time. Sometimes it takes a significant load (something very heavy) to injury the disc, but on the other hand as a chiropractor Little Falls MN we’ve seen patients who have injured their discs badly from simply bending forward to pick up their shoes or leaning forward to rise from a seated position. The standard approach to disc problems is usually a combination or ice/heat, rest, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and maybe physical therapy. If that doesn’t work than an MRI is ordered by your chiropractor Little Falls MN. From their you may receive cortisone injections or even a referral to a surgeon—and in some cases the referral to a surgeon is necessary. In other cases, it’s not.

At Chiro Plus Rehab we start with a thorough assessment that checks your joint’s alignment, nerve health, muscle strength and balance, and the integrity of the spinal discs. We also perform a Functional Movement Screen which can detect faulty movement habits you have (like improper bending of the back) that is likely contributing to the development of your disc problem and triggering your pain. When needed, we also take digital x-rays. This is all to help your chiropractor Little Falls MN determine the exact extent of your disc problems and its cause.

At Chiro Plus Rehab we combine adjustments, hands-on muscle therapy, therapeutic exercises and Corrective Movement Therapy as well as passive modalities like electric muscle stimulation and ultrasound to eliminate pain quickly. We then provide you with specific self-care instructions outside of your chiropractor Little Falls MN care, unique to your disc injury, to keep things good once they’re there. And this last element (self-care) is crucial because when a disc is injured once, it becomes much more likely that it will be injured again. Why? Because our goal is to eliminate your pain and get you back to life as soon as possible.


*Patient took great care in strictly following the treatment plan prescribed.

Give us a Call

So if you or someone you love is suffering from disc problems, don’t wait. Give us a call at 320-632-9224 and schedule your $99 New Patient Special today. Don’t live another day with pain. We as your chiropractor Little Falls MN can help. Call us!

“I’ve seen how pain steals life from people. Worse, I’ve seen firsthand the harmful effects numbing pain with drugs can do. Because of this, I am committed to providing the best possible care people in a way that not only relieves pain but improves health and quality of life.”

He graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University—a respected school for chiropractors—one of the youngest in his class, with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic.

Dr. Ben Grams has a long track record of helping people eliminate pain and regain their health by integrating the best of the holistic and medical worlds. He is known as one of the best choices for chiropractor Little Falls MN because of his ability to accurately assess and treat more difficult cases, especially those related to the lower back, sciatica, shoulder, and hip.

Over the years, he has won several awards for performance and achievement and he continues to pursue the most effective non-drug, non-surgical methods for treating patients as a chiropractor Little Falls MN. In 2017, Dr. Grams authored the book titled “The Solution to Back and Neck Pain” which had a brief stint as a top seller on Amazon.com in the categories of Chiropractic, Chronic Pain, and Alternative Medicine. Its success was also noted on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX affiliate websites as well as the StarTribune.

When not working, he will be spending time with his wife and preferably outdoors. He enjoys hiking, swimming, biking, playing guitar, and being active in his church. Chiropractor Little Falls MN, Dr. Grams has additional studies in chiropractic radiology, spinal disc problems, hands-on muscle therapy, therapeutic exercise, sports injury, nutrition and wellness.