If you’re experiencing neck or back pain accompanied by numbness, a tingling sensation, or muscle weakness, you could be suffering from a herniated disc. An evaluation from our team at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine can provide you with an accurate diagnosis of this condition and a personalized treatment plan. Here are some of the frequently asked questions patients have about herniated discs and how chiropractic care can help.  

What is a herniated disc?

Spinal discs are structures that support your spine. They’re composed of a cushiony gel-like material enclosed within a durable outer casing. Spinal discs act like shock absorbers for spinal bones to enhance spinal function and mobility. However, when a disc becomes herniated, its outer layer ruptures, causing the inner gel-like substance to leak out. A ruptured disc can press on spinal nerve roots to cause pain.

What causes spinal discs to herniate?

Trauma to your neck or spine due to an auto accident, sports collision, or other traumatic events can result in a herniated disc. Discs can also herniate due to degenerative disease or wear and tear from years of activity. Some people develop this problem due to chronic genetic conditions. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, you’re also more prone to herniated disc issues.

What are the symptoms of herniated disc?

Back pain is the most common symptom. You may also experience numbness in your back, a tingling sensation, or muscle weakness. Some people suffer from muscle spasms. An evaluation from our Lubbock chiropractor can determine if you have this condition.

How does a chiropractor treat a herniated disc?

Our chiropractor provides non-invasive techniques like spinal decompression and hands-on adjustments to treat herniated discs. Adjustments will correct misalignments in your spine that are contributing to disc problems. Restoring spinal alignment will reduce pain and inflammation and give your body a chance to heal. Spinal decompression can help ease disc pressure on spinal nerves to relieve pain and improve spinal function. We can also recommend corrective exercises to strengthen spinal muscles and restore flexibility.

Visit Us for Herniated Disc Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Lubbock, TX

Whether your pain is acute or chronic, our chiropractor will work with you every step of the way to ensure an optimal recovery. To schedule a consultation with Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, contact us at 806-791-3399.

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