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Symptoms:

  • Dull ache to severe pain in spinal area
  • Tingling, numbness, or burning in extremities
  • Muscle weakness or spasm in extremities

Common causes include:

  • Wear and tear over time.
  • Repetitive motion/movements in lifestyle, work, and some sports activities.
  • Improper lifting
  • Injury or trauma
  • Obesity

What is a Herniated Disc?

The intervertebral disc is cartilage found between each of the spinal vertebrae. Its function is to absorb shock and keep the spine flexible. A Herniated Disc occurs when the soft gel-like substance found in the center of the disc, leaks into the spinal canal and compresses on the nerves. This can cause immense pressure and pinch the surrounding nerves that leads to a high-level of discomfort.

Treatment

The best way to determine if a disc has herniated is to have your doctor perform an examination and perhaps an imaging test, such as an X-ray or MRI. Luckily, the majority of ruptured disc cases respond well to appropriate Chiropractic treatment by relaxing the surrounding muscles and simultaneously removing pressure on the affected nerves, allowing beneficial blood flow and movement to aid the body in repairing the damage. With proper care, the disc's outer layer will usually heal and allow for complete recovery.

If you're currently expereincing symptoms associated with a Herniated Disc, schedule an appointment with us today:

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