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5 Signs You May Have a Herniated Disc

Written By Heathrow Chiropractic on June 16, 2020

Herniated Disc TreatmentApproximately 7.7 million Americans visit a chiropractor each year for back pain treatment. The type of chiropractic care that suits your needs depends on the cause of your back pain and your other symptoms. 

There are many causes of back pain, including injuries, improper posture, arthritis, and muscle strains. However, back pain can have a more serious culprit, such as a bulging or herniated disc.  

What are Bulging and Herniated Discs? 

Bulging and herniated discs refer to conditions related to your spinal discs, rubbery cushions within your spine that are positioned between each of your vertebras. These discs hold the vertebras of your spine together, provide mobility to your spine, and act as shock absorbers. 

Spinal discs can degenerate over time through wear and tear or after an injury. A bulging disc occurs when the outer layer of your spinal disc bulges outwards. A herniated disc is a condition where the outer layer of the disc becomes cracked, allowing some of the soft, inner part of the spinal disc to protrude out. Unlike spinal discs, herniated discs often cause pain and other symptoms. 

4 Signs You May Benefit from Herniated Disc Treatment 

Herniated disc symptoms are not always obvious. Here are four signs that you have a bulging or herniated disc and can benefit from herniated or bulging disc treatment. 

1. Persistent Back Pain 

Back pain is one of the most common symptoms of a herniated disc. This pain may increase or vary in severity over time. 

2. Pain in Your Shoulders and Arms 

Herniated discs within your neck can cause pain to radiate from your upper back and neck to your shoulders and arms.  

3. Leg pain

Pain in your legs or buttocks can be caused by a herniated disc in your lower back. This pain may worsen when you move in certain positions, sneeze, or cough. 

4. Numbness or Tingling Sensations

Radiating tingling or numbness through your shoulders and arms or your buttocks and legs is common in patients who suffer from a herniated disc. 

Finding Back Pain, Herniated Disc, and Bulging Disc Treatment in Lake Mary

Studies have shown that chiropractic herniated disc treatment is an effective method of treating herniated and bulging discs. Not only can a chiropractor help alleviate the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms you may be experiencing, but proper care can help prevent your condition from worsening. 

Are you searching for back pain treatment in Lake Mary? Don’t wait! Contact our office today at (407) 829-2133 or schedule an appointment online to get started.

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