Disc displacement occurs when a disc has fallen out of its alignment in the backbone (spine). A spinal disc provides cushioning from daily activity while keeping the bones (vertebrae) separated. When a disc becomes displaced, it is no longer able to provide that cushioning in between the vertebrae. This causes daily tasks to be extremely painful from the lack of cushioning and difficult to complete.
Most frequently, disc displacement occurs in the lower back (lumbar spine), leading to chronic lower back pain. Disc displacement is a serious condition, and if you suffer from chronic pain that stems from it, you need to consult a doctor for a specific treatment plan. If it is not treated appropriately, it can lead to pain that is so bad that it disables a person, unable to move and perform everyday tasks.
Back pain is unavoidable as a person ages. Your spinal column is made up of a series of bones called vertebrae that are stacked one on top of the other. In between each vertebra are intervertebral discs that act as shock absorbers or pads. The vertebrae are held together with a serious of muscles and ligaments. As a natural part of the aging process, those discs will begin to deteriorate making them lose elasticity, density, and fluid volume. This is called disc degeneration. Disc displacement occurs due to the natural aging process, disc degeneration. Males who are 35 to 50 years old are more likely to suffer from disc displacement than women in the same age range. People who are obese and live inactive lifestyles, as well as people with professions where they constantly lift heavy objects, are more likely to suffer from this.
The most common symptom is pain at the site where the vertebra has fallen out of its alignment. This is typically lower back pain. Other symptoms include numbness and tingling, weakening of muscles, muscle spasms, and back stiffness. Over time, the pain will get worse and your level of activity may also affect how severe your pain is.
Our physicians provide specific treatment plans for disc displacement. We specialize in treating back pain caused by many vertebral conditions. Our focus is on minimally invasive procedures that allow our patients to continue with their daily routines. We will work with you to help bring you back to the level of productivity you were at before chronic pain took over your life. A diagnostic consultation is the first step to creating a customized treatment plan for your back pain. Our physicians use individualized treatment plans that will eventually allow our patients to perform their daily routines without pain.
Take the next step in treating your disc displacement and finding relief from back pain by contacting Clearway today to schedule an appointment or schedule a consultation online. We will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment to help you find relief from your pain. We accept most health insurance as well as workers compensation and auto accidents.
Dear Valued Patient,
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that KureSmart Pain Management will officially become Clearway Pain Solutions effective April 1, 2020. This is the final phase in a merger of these two companies that has been under way since 2019.
The integration of KureSmart and Clearway creates even greater support for patients. The driving force for both organizations has always been based on the needs of the patients and it will remain so with the new name.
As we move forward with providing state-of-the-art pain management and interventional care, patients should not expect any changes to the care they receive from our staff. All processes and employees will remain the same; only the name on the door will change.
What to expect:
All communications and correspondence will utilize the “Clearway Pain Solutions” name and brand. This includes billing statements, patient portal notification, text messages and emails.
Signage at each property will be modified as part of the transition, and the appearance of some offices will be updated, as well.
Your Care Team will remain the same and continue to provide you with the same excellent care you’ve come to expect.