If you have been diagnosed with or believe you have a herniated disc, the good news is that surgery is very rarely needed, and in fact, one of the most effective treatments for your condition is Chiropractic. Chiropractic offers a non surgical drug free and cost effective way to get on the road to healing and taking back your health.
What is a Herniated Disc and How Do I know If I have one?
A herniated disc is a very common injury that affects people most often between the ages of 30 to 50 and afflicts men almost 2 to 1 over women. It often appears to be brought on suddenly by something as simple as a cough or sneeze. The reality is the problem may have been laying dormant and undiscovered until the disc begins pressing on your nerve and causing pain.
In simple terms, a herniated disc is a “slipped disc” or a “bulging disc” in your spine. The Mayo clinic defines it: “A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine. A spinal disk is a little like a jelly donut, with a softer center encased within a tougher exterior. Sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the softer “jelly” pushes out through a tear in the tougher exterior.”
What are the symptoms of a Herniated Disc?
Common Symptoms Include:
* Numbness of tingling
*Pain in Arms and or Legs
*Weakness in the affected area
*Back pain and Neck pain
How is a Herniated Disc Treated?
How your condition is treated depends on a lot of factors, including your general health and where the injury has occurred. Your Chiropractor will first begin by doing a complete examination, taking a medical history and most likely recommend taking an X-Ray or an MRI to properly diagnose and determine the cause of your pain. Some possible recommendations in your individualized treatment plan may include:
*Spinal manipulation (a gentle Chiropractic Adjustment)
Herniated discs can be painful, but fortunately there is help. Dr.Johnson your Woodlawn Chiropractor has been treating Herniated Discs for almost 20 years and has the expertise needed to diagnose and treat your condition in his state of the art Chiropractic office using the latest research and treatment modalities.
For further information on Herniated Discs and how Chiropractic can help you, call us at (410) 744-1233 and schedule your FREE Consultation with Dr. Johnson. You can also check out our website at: www.MyPainReliefCenter.com.