A herniated disc, also known as a bulging disc, occurs when a disc moves outside of the vertebrae. Routine chiropractic care is a non-surgical option for those who have been diagnosed with herniated disc. If an individual is suffering from this condition he or she may not even realize something is wrong until the misplaced disc begins to press down on the nerve and starts causing unbelievable pain.
Discs are found between the vertebrae and held in place by ligaments that are responsible for connecting the spine and surrounding muscles. Each disc is responsible for acting as a shock absorption to help protect the spine and ensure it is flexible. When a disc does “slip” it happens because the fluid inside has been pushed out due to a crack in the exterior.
Symptoms Of A Herniated Disc Or Bulging Disc
Pain from a herniated disc usually originates where the herniated disc is along the spine and then travels along all the nerves that are being affected by the disc being out of place. Other symptoms of a herniated disc include:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Leg Pain
- Arm Pain
- Stiffness and Tenderness of the Spine
- Foot Pain
- Loss of Range of Motion
- Tenderness or Stiffness of the Spine
- Tingling or Weakness in Body Parts The Affected Nerves Communicate To
We know this condition can be debilitating and very painful to live with. This is why we recommend routine chiropractic care to help you experience pain relief. Chiropractic care is an excellent non-surgical, drug-free, alternative in the treatment of a herniated disc.
Chiropractic adjustments can help by relieving the pressure the herniated disc places on the nervous system. Routine chiropractic care will also help the body reduce inflammation and, ultimately, alleviate pain.
Here at StayWell Chiropractic in Novi, Michigan, we will create a customized treatment plan to help ease your herniated disc symptoms. By performing gentle adjustments to move the herniated disc away from the nerves where it’s applying pressure, we can bring almost immediate relief. If you currently suffer from a herniated disc, let us help you! Schedule your appointment TODAY!