If you have a herniated disc, you may have forgotten what a pain-free life feels like. Finding relief may be difficult due to disc herniation; pain, tingling and numbness have become the order of the day, and you can't wait to find relief. Do not rely on pain killers, which may cause more problems than they help. Our goal is to provide long lasting relief with Chiropractic care at Wellness Plus Chiropractic serving Carrollton, TX. We use natural treatments to address the root cause of your pain for a painless lifestyle.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
You have probably heard about herniated discs before. You likely know this condition has to do with the spine. You are right because disc herniation occurs when something isn’t right with the spinal discs.
Your spine comprises several bones (vertebrae) stacked on each other. To prevent these bones from gliding over each other, they are separated by spinal discs.
When you have a herniated disc, the outer layer of the disc tears, causing the inner contents to leak. Since the spinal column has limited space, disc displacement is likely to impinge on nearby nerves, resulting in unpleasant symptoms.
What Are the Symptoms of Herniated Disc?
If the herniated disc dents pinch a nearby nerve, you may experience little to no symptoms. However, when a nerve is irritated, symptoms include pain, tingling, and numbness in the lower extremities.
Causes of Disc Herniation
As you age, your spinal discs weaken, increasing the risk of herniation. Besides, car accidents, sports accidents, slips, and falls can cause a herniated disc. Sometimes, an awkward twist can cause disc herniation.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat Herniated Discs?
Before embarking on any treatment, our chiropractor has to know the exact cause of your pain. If you show up with symptoms related to disc herniation, we will scrutinize your medical records and administer a limited physical exam to test your mobility and nerve function. Where necessary, we may request x-rays and CT scans to confirm the diagnosis.
After diagnosis, we may use one or a combination of the following chiropractic treatments to treat your herniated discs:
- Spinal manipulation: This therapy aligns your spinal joints, which can help reduce pressure on the compressed spinal nerves. It also triggers several body reactions, which can help your damaged discs with recovery.
- Spinal decompression: This technique gently stretches the spine and may help sooth back pain.
- Corrective exercises: Our chiropractor may recommend stretching exercises to improve mobility and reduce pain.
Visit Us for More Information
Have you had enough of your disc pain? If you are in Carrollton, TX, book an appointment with us at Wellness Plus Chiropractic for pain relief. Call us at (972) 242-3080.