Herniated discs are an incredibly common cause of lower back pain. Your spinal column is made up of 24 vertebrae that are separated by a vertebral disc. The function of these vertebral discs is to cushion the vertebrae so that there is no bone on bone rubbing. Many Americans visit a chiropractor for back pain that stems from unknown causes. More often than not these individuals learn that their back pain is caused by an undiagnosed herniated disc.
A herniated disc is also known as a bulging disc, or slipped disc. When these discs are injured they can create a “bulge” that can impinge on nerve roots or even the spinal column. A herniated disc injury can occur at any level of the spinal column (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar.) Symptoms of herniated discs can include; localized pain, diffuse pain, arm or leg pain, numbness and/or tingling, muscle weakness, immobility (due to pain), and stiffness (from muscle guarding.) A herniated disc can occur through an injury, advanced age, or improper lifting techniques. Only a qualified medical professional can diagnose a herniated disc since a thorough medical evaluation and imagining are necessary.
There are many treatment options for individuals that are suffering from a herniated disc. Physical therapy and rehabilitation have shown great success with these injuries. Americans across the country also choose a chiropractor for back pain and herniated discs. Research has shown that chiropractic care is effective in treating the symptoms of a herniated disc. If you are ready to live pain-free it is time to call Schilsky Chiropractic Center. Our skilled Doctors of Chiropractic have over 20 years of experience dealing with back pain that arises from a herniated disc. Give us a call today!