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Posted on 09-12-2017
Here at Advanced Wellness Centre in Richmond, VA, we treat individuals with slipped or herniated discs. Here are a few of the common questions we receive about the injury.
A slipped disc occurs when a portion of the disc slips or bulges out of place, putting pressure on the nearby soft tissues and nerves. Slipped discs are often referred to as herniated discs and bulging discs.
Slipped discs can be caused by degenerative disc disease, overuse and injuries to your back that are caused by hard falls and car accidents.
If you have one of more slipped discs, they can put pressure on your nerve roots, causing a pinched nerve. If you do have a pinched nerve along with your herniated disc, you may experience radiating pain down your arms or legs, depending on where your herniated disc is located.
Herniated discs can cause sciatic nerve pain. When the disc ruptures or bulges and puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it causes pain in the lower back and down the legs. You may even experience muscle weakness and numbness or burning sensations down your legs.
A common treatment for a slipped or herniated disc is non-surgical spinal decompression. This treatment is designed to gradually increase the spaces between your vertebrae so that your injured disc can retract and heal. Along with decompression, our chiropractor in Richmond may recommend chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture and corrective exercises.
Exact treatment times vary with the individual. Our chiropractor will perform an examination and take x-rays to determine the severity of your herniated disc and to make sure there are no other injuries causing your pain, like a sprain, strain or subluxation. If there are other injuries, our chiropractor will treat them along with your herniated disc in order to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.
You can schedule an appointment with our chiropractor for your back pain by calling us at 804-673-9355.
How has our chiropractor helped your herniated disc heal?
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