A herniated disc, also known as a bulging disc, is an extremely common condition that affects millions of people each year. Many individuals with herniated spinal discs don’t even know there is a problem until it puts pressure on a nerve in the spinal column and causes pain, numbness, or discomfort.
At Denver South Chiropractic, we understand that a herniated or bulging disc can be a painful and debilitating condition, and we strive to provide our patients with the treatment they need to make their pain and discomfort a thing of the past.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
The discs are soft, jelly-like pads of tissue located between the spinal vertebrae. They act as shock absorbers and provide flexibility in the spine. When they are damaged, they can start to bulge, resulting in what is known as a herniation. This sometimes happens as the result of some type of injury, but in many instances, bulging discs are caused by degenerative disc disease and the natural wear and tear of the aging process.
What Are the Symptoms?
It is possible to have a herniated disc without experiencing any symptoms, but in most instances, the symptoms of a herniated disc include:
Your exact symptoms may also vary depending on the location of the disc herniation and what caused it to herniate in the first place. When it occurs in the lower, or lumbar, spine, for example, you are most likely to experience lower back pain or pain, tingling, and/or numbness in your leg. Disc injuries in the upper – or cervical – spine are more likely to cause neck or arm pain.
Chiropractic Treatment Options for Herniated Discs
Herniated discs often respond well to chiropractic treatment. By seeking chiropractic treatment, it is often possible to avoid medication. Chiropractic treatment and physical therapy have helped countless people get back to living comfortable, pain-free lives without needing to go under the knife. When you choose Denver South Chiropractic for your chiropractic needs, Dr. Hitender and his team will work tirelessly to confirm whether disc problems are to blame for your symptoms.
Once we are sure that you have a herniated disc or discs, we will develop a comprehensive herniated disc treatment plan. designed to correct the underlying problem and prevent a recurrence. Your treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, lifestyle counseling and other complementary therapies, such as physical therapy or spinal decompression. All of our approaches are non-surgical.
If you are suffering from disc problems in Denver, don’t waste another second in pain. If you are experiencing other common chiropractic conditions or in pain from a herniated disc, contact Denver South Chiropractic to schedule a consultation with a Denver chiropractor today by calling 303-757-7272.