Numbness and tingling in your arms and hands or sharp, shooting pain into your legs and feet can signal a disc herniation in your neck or low back. To get relief from the discomfort and help your herniated disc heal, visit Access Chiropractic Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Chiropractor Jeffery Muschik, DC, has more than 15 years of experience providing hands-on conservative care for disc herniations so you can find relief. To book an appointment, call or use the online scheduling tool today.
A herniated disc — also called a bulging or slipped disc — is an intervertebral disc in your spinal column that has been damaged and allows the inner gel-like layer to leak or bulge outward, possibly putting pressure on surrounding nerves. Different factors, including wear-and-tear and trauma, can lead to damage of the fibrous outer layer of the discs.
Herniated discs may become chronic if left untreated or if you experience repetitive trauma that prevents the injured disc from healing fully.
Herniated disc symptoms can vary based on your anatomy, the size of your disc herniation, and your daily activities. Possible symptoms of a disc herniation include:
There are discs located between every vertebra in your spine from your neck to your lower back. Disc herniations are most common in the lower back and neck, though they can occasionally occur in the mid-back at your ribcage.
Different types of trauma and repetitive movements can damage the outer fibrous layer of your discs, including:
In some cases, discs that are irritated or wearing out due to age or chronic wear-and-tear may be prone to herniation with small, everyday movements, like bending forward to tie your shoes or sneezing.
At Access Chiropractic Center, Dr. Muschik focuses treatment for herniated discs on relieving your pain and any associated nerve symptoms along with healing the disc to prevent recurrence of symptoms. Treatment may include:
Dr. Muschik also teaches you strategies to prevent the pain from returning, including stretches you can do at home, proper form when lifting, and core and spinal stability exercises.
To get relief from your disc herniation symptoms, call Access Chiropractic Center or schedule a visit online now.