If you are experiencing irritation, pain, weakness, or numbness in your back or extremities, you may have a herniated disc. At Grice Chiropractic, we use the latest technologies and advanced techniques to help residents of Mars and Pittsburgh, PA, treat and manage herniated discs.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
Spinal discs play an important role in our backs. They act as shock absorbers around each vertebra in the spinal column, supporting the upper part of the body, which allows movement in different directions. When a spinal disc herniates, there is pain, which can happen at any part of the spine.
Common Herniated Disc Symptoms
Herniated discs most often occur in the lumbar and cervical spine. The signs and symptoms of a herniated disc depend on:
- • Location of the disc
- • Nerve involvement
- • Size of the herniation
These symptoms can lead to lower back pains or otherwise. Common symptoms of this condition are:
- • Back, leg, and arm pain
- • Tingling or numbness
- • Weakness in muscles near the affected nerves
- • Loss of stability
Causes of a Herniated Disc
A herniated disc can be the result of something as simple as one excessive strain. However, this condition normally affects many through gradual disc degeneration. This aging-related wear and tear make the spinal discs less flexible and more susceptible to rupturing and tearing. With this progression of degeneration, a simple strain or twist can cause disc a spinal disc to herniate.
Diagnosis and Treatment of a Herniated Disc
The best way to diagnose a herniated disc is by visiting our chiropractor for a physical examination. During this evaluation, our doctor checks for painful and sore spots on your back, your ankle and knee reflexes, and your leg strength. Our chiropractor may also run additional tests to rule out other sources of pain to know how best to help in your treatment.
At Grice Chiropractic, our chiropractor uses various chiropractic techniques and advanced technology to treat herniated discs. We use therapeutic exercises and non-invasive techniques to help you gently relieve pain and pressure in your vertebrae. Herniated discs respond very well to therapy on a Flexion Distraction table. Flexion Distraction is a gentle and safe treatment used to provide spinal decompression to allow the injury to heal quickly.
Contact Grice Chiropractic for Herniated Disc Treatment Today!
If the symptoms worsen and start affecting your daily activities, it is time to seek medical help. Our chiropractic team at Grice Chiropractic is dedicated to providing high-level care with expert and honest evaluation and treatment. Patients from Pittsburgh, Mars, and the surrounding areas can reach us at (412) 381-9977 and (724) 776-9977 respectively, for quality services.