Disc Herniation

Herniated Disc Treatment Decatur

Chiropractic Clinic in Decatur, GA

Disc herniation, a condition that's often extremely painful, can occur in the cervical spine (neck) or lumbar spine. Also called a slipped disc, or a ruptured disc, disc herniation is actually the result of some of the soft, jelly-like center of a spinal disc pushing out through a fissure in the exterior of the disc. There are those who do not suffer any ill effects from disc herniation, but many people are deeply affected, experiencing intense pain, numbness or tingling, sciatica, or muscle weakness.

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc often results from age-related disc degeneration, progressing gradually, but it can also have other causes. Sometimes, improper lifting or the trauma of a fall or blow to the back can cause a herniated disc, but it can also result from a physically demanding job. A patient's risk of disc herniation increases if he or she is overweight or middle-aged.

What Are the Symptoms of a Herniated Disc?

Herniated discs typically occur in the lower back and neck. If you have a herniated disc, the signs and symptoms will depend on what disc is affected and if it is pressing on a nerve. Typically, it will only affect one side of the body at a time.

Common symptoms of a herniated disc include:

  • Sharp, burning pain in arms and legs
  • Radiating numbness or tingling
  • Weakness in muscles that cause you to stumble, fall, or affect your ability to lift or hold items

If your herniated disc is in your lower back, you will most likely feel pain in your buttocks, thigh, or calf muscles. You may also feel some discomfort in your foot. If it is in your neck, you may feel pain in your shoulder or arm. It may also shoot through your arm or leg if you are in a certain position or if you cough or sneeze.

Call Decatur Pain & Rehab Today

Decatur Pain & Rehab uses a variety of therapies to treat degenerative disc disease and herniated discs. After a thorough examination and diagnostic assessment, patients are provided with a customized treatment plan, to address their medical concerns. Holistic therapies, such as chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage therapy, are then utilized to promote optimal wellness.

Decatur Pain & Rehab is located in Decatur, Georgia, 30032, offering chiropractic care and treatment for a variety of health concerns. For your FREE consultation, call us today at 404-620-4020.

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