Dr. Lawrence  Clayman -  - Chiropractor

Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic

Dr. Lawrence Clayman

Chiropractor located in Burien, White Center, West Seattle, Seattle, WA

Disc Problems Specialist

Disc problems in your spine can cause unrelenting and often debilitating neck or back pain. Dr. Lawrence Clayman, DC, at the Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic in Seattle, Washington is a skilled chiropractor who can help resolve your disc problems. If you live in the West Seattle, White Center, or Burien areas and need relief from neck or back pain that’s interfering with your life, call Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.

Disc Problems Q & A

by Dr. Lawrence Clayman

What is a spinal disc?

Spinal discs are small structures located between each of the vertebra in your spine. They have a tough outer covering of fibrous material and an inner core that’s more pliant.

Each disc is firmly attached to the vertebra above and below it and acts as shock absorbers for your spine. They also help support and stabilize your spinal column as you move, twist, bend, or stand upright.

What are the symptoms of disc problems?

The most common symptom associated with disc problems is pain. The location of the pain depends on where the affected disc is located in your lower (lumbar), middle (thoracic), or cervical (neck) spine.

A disc problem in your neck may cause neck pain as well as pain that radiates into your shoulders or arms. A damaged lumbar disc may cause low back pain at the disc site, as well as pain that radiates into your buttocks and legs.

When nerves running near the affected disc are irritated, you may also experience tingling, numbness, and burning discomfort along the course of the nerve. Sciatica, for instance, is a painful back condition that causes pain and tingling into the buttocks but starts with a disc problem in the lower back that irritates the sciatic nerve. 

What causes disc problems?

There are two main categories of spinal disc problems, degenerative disc disease, and herniated discs.

Degenerative disc changes often occur as part of the natural aging process. The discs in your spine begin to dry out and lose their flexibility and cushioning power as you age, which can cause back pain.

Herniated discs occur when the inner disc material, which is highly inflammatory and irritating to nerve roots, bulges out of the disc and touches a nearby nerve root.

Sometimes a traumatic injury can damage a disc and cause it to herniate. Often, however, the changes associated with degenerative disc disease weaken the covering of a disc and allow the inner material to leak or bulge. 

How are disc problems treated?

The treatment Dr. Clayman recommends depends on the underlying cause of your disc problem, as well as the location and nature of your pain. You can rely on Dr. Clayman to use his extensive chiropractic skill to create a customized strategy that’s tailored to fit your specific needs.

For relief from your back or neck pain, make an appointment at Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.


Words from our patients

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    "I give Dr. Clayman the highest ratings. He goes out of his way to get advanced training at the best seminars for patient care."

    Steven V.
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    "I've been able to resume my favorite activities without back pain, and the burning sensation I had experienced in my legs for years."

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    "My depression, fatigue, dizziness, digestion, aches and pains have all improved since my regular visits there. A great practice for all ages!"

    Michael B.
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    "Dr. Lawrence is very attentive, and thorough. He is driven to give his patients the best possible care and to teach them how to stay well. He is very organized."

    Mimi G.
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    "The staff are compassionate. Had never damage originating in the neck region, causing numbness and tingling in my left arm to fingers. Within a few weeks symptoms gone."

    Virginia A.
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    "The doctor and staff are a very positive, friendly people and an absolute joy to be around. They really care about their patients which means a lot to people."

    Greenwold B.
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    "I was experiencing chronic and acute back and now the pain is gone and I can do the things I did before. I have my life back. Thank you!"

    Allen D.
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    "My sleep quality has improved greatly since I started my adjustment sessions with this miracle working chiropractor! I have felt a great reduction in anxiety and pain."

    Stephanie W.
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    "The staff, atmosphere, and professionalism from Dr. Perona and Roxbury Spine and Wellness is terrific. Being a physician, I obviously have very high standards."

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    "I began to get relief immediately, and with adherance to his physical therapy and adjustments, my spine regained its natural, supportive curves. I am pain free."

    Martin L.
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    "I see staff members trusting Dr. Clayman with the most precious things in their lives-their loved ones."

    Al B.
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    " Over the last 2 years my spine has improved 10 fold and my existence is much more enjoyable!"

    Chris W.
Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic
2656 South West Roxbury Street
Burien, White Center, West Seattle

Seattle, WA 98126
Phone: 206-204-5165
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