Herniated Disc Symptoms in Waterford, MI
Chiropractic treatment is a proven method of treating herniated disc symptoms without the need for surgery. Read on to see how we can help you relieve and treat the pain associated with a herniated disc.
What is a herniated disc?
Your spine is made up of vertebrae, and between each vertebra, there is a small disc that acts as a shock absorber and provides your spine with its flexibility. Sometimes the outside of the disc can begin to crack. This causes the inner part of the disc to push its way out causing the “hernia” in the disc.
Herniated disc symptoms include back pain that may radiate into other parts of the body such as your legs, loss of range of motion, stiffness and spinal tenderness. You may also have other symptoms like tingling or weakness in your legs if a herniated disc pushes against spinal nerves.
Common causes of herniated discs include continued stress on the particular disc. This stress can be caused by things like poor posture, physical injury, repetitive movements like bending and lifting, sports and improperly lifting heavy items.
How can chiropractic treatment help?
At your appointment, we will take a full medical history from you and perform a physical examination to ensure that the underlying condition is properly diagnosed.
If we determine your symptoms are due to a herniated disc, then there are a number of chiropractic techniques we can use depending upon your circumstances. These include spinal manipulation, spinal traction, and flexion distraction.
The goal of treatment is to relieve the pressure that herniated discs can put on nerves in your spine. This, in turn, will alleviate pain and inflammation associated with the herniated disc.
Chiropractic treatment doesn’t rely on pain medications, some of which can be very addictive. Our goal is to treat the causes of the pain instead of just making the symptoms.
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