Louisville Chiropractor Discusses Herniated Discs

Louisville Chiropractor Discusses Herniated Discs

chiropractor discusses herniated discs

A herniated disc is one of the most common back issues for which people seek treatment from a Louisville chiropractor. This sort of injury often responds well to chiropractic therapy, so it's important to arrange an appointment as soon as possible after suffering from it. Patients who receive herniated disc therapy may be able to avoid the use of prescription pain drugs as well as the negative effects that come with them.


WHAT IS A HERNIATED DISC AND HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?

A herniated disc is a condition in which the outer section of one of your spinal discs has been ripped away from the rest of the disc. The inner component of the disc, known as the nucleus, is able to emerge through the fibrous shell as a result of this. Herniated discs are also referred to as ruptured discs or slipped discs in some circles. The herniated section of the disc may end up squeezing the nerves that surround the disc, resulting in a painful condition.


CAUSES OF HERNIATED DISC THAT ARE COMMON

A herniated disc is often a degenerative disorder caused by the wear and strain that comes with natural aging of the spine. The moisture level of your discs decreases over time, and they become less flexible, making them more prone to rips and ruptures even when not subjected to a significant amount of stress. Some variables that may raise your chance of developing a herniated disc include being overweight, working in a physically demanding profession, lifting improperly, and even your genetic makeup.


TYPICAL SIGNS OF HERNIATED DISC

Many people who have a herniated disc do not have any symptoms at all, but those who do can experience excruciating discomfort. It's more probable that you'll have discomfort in your buttocks, hips, thighs, and calves if your herniated disc is in your lower back. If you have an issue with your cervical vertebrae, you are more prone to have discomfort in your shoulders and upper arms. Numbness, tingling and general weakness are also symptoms of a herniated disc. Typically, the muscles and body parts that are served by the affected nerves will experience these symptoms.


WHEN TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR

If a conventional doctor has diagnosed you with a herniated disc then make an appointment with a Louisville chiropractor as soon as possible. Many patients show up at a chiropractor’s office with symptoms, but no diagnosis. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, or any back pain that’s been undiagnosed, a chiropractor can assess the issue and formulate an effective treatment plan. Since a herniated disc is usually found in the lumbar region or cervical region and includes tingling and numbness along with the pain, you’ll be able to give your chiropractor a head start if you pay attention to your symptoms and communicate them clearly.

Our staff at Preston Chiropractic and Rehabilitation is here to assist you with any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us right away.

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Preston Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

7707 Preston Hwy
Louisville, KY 40219

(502) 962-2277