A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc or a ruptured disc, is a condition in which the rubbery discs that cushion your vertebrae become damaged and begin to bulge out of place. A herniated disc can occur anywhere along your spine but is most common in your lower back. Dr. Buda at Centennial Wellness Center in Las Vegas can help you find relief from the pain associated with a herniated disc.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
The symptoms of a herniated disc can vary depending on the location of the herniated disc and the severity of the injury. However, some common symptoms include:
The most common symptom of a herniated disc is pain. The pain may be localized to the area of the herniated disc, or it may radiate out into your arms or legs.
If the herniated disc is pressing on a nerve, you may experience numbness or tingling in the affected area.
3. Muscle Weakness
If the herniated disc is pressing on a nerve, you may also experience muscle weakness in the affected area.
4. Difficulty Moving
If the herniated disc is in your lower back, you may have difficulty moving your legs or bending over.
Causes of a Herniated Disc
Several things can lead to a herniated disc, including:
Injury or Trauma
Injuries such as a car accident or a fall can cause the discs in your spine to become damaged. The force of the impact can cause the discs to rupture or bulge out of place.
As you age, the discs in your spine begin to degenerate and lose their elasticity. This makes them more susceptible to injury and less able to cushion the vertebrae in your spine.
Repeating the same motions over and over again can put stress on the discs in your spine and lead to a herniated disc.
Certain diseases, such as arthritis, can also contribute to the development of a herniated disc.
Chiropractic Treatments for Herniated Discs
A chiropractor can provide different treatments for a herniated disc, which include:
Spinal manipulation is a technique that chiropractors use to adjust the spine. This technique can help relieve pain and improve function.
Spinal decompression is a technique that chiropractors use to stretch the spine. This technique can also help relieve pain and improve function.
Electrical stimulation is a technique where the chiropractor applies electrical currents to the affected area.
Get Relief from Your Herniated Disc
If you are suffering from a herniated disc, Dr. Buda at Centennial Wellness Center in Las Vegas can help. Call our team today at (702) 458-2225 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form. We look forward to helping you find relief from your herniated disc or disc hernia.