herniated disc

A herniated disc occurs when one of the rubbery cushions between your vertebrae becomes damaged, swollen, or ruptured. This condition can occur in any part of the spine but is most common in the lower back. Every patient shows different disc herniation symptoms; however, most experience pain, weakness, or numbness in the arm or leg.

Though it is possible to give yourself a self-diagnosis, if you suspect you have a herniated disc, it is best to see a chiropractor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. At Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, Dr. Kothmann can diagnose the root cause of your pain and provide a non-invasive, drug-free treatment for your disc herniation.

Disc Herniation Symptoms

Most herniated discs occur in the lower back, which causes the disc to press on a nerve which creates pain. This condition typically affects only one side of the body, but it can affect both sides if the herniation is severe. Other common symptoms include arm, legs, buttocks, hands, or feet pain. The pain can be consistent, but it can also become more intense when you move, sit in certain positions, or sneeze. Weakness in the arms or legs is another common symptom of a herniated disc.

What Causes Disc Herniation Symptoms?

In most patients, disc herniation occurs gradually due to aging and wear and tear on the spine. However, others suffer from a herniated disc as the result of an injury or if they have improperly lifted a heavy object. A chiropractor can pinpoint the root cause of the herniated disc to start an appropriate treatment and pain management plan.

Contact Our Chiropractor in Lubbock, TX

Knowing the symptoms of a herniation disc can help with a self-diagnosis, but it is always best to see a chiropractor for a professional diagnosis. At Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, Dr. Kothmann is experienced in helping our patients with herniated disc pain. Call our team today at (806) 791-3399 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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