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What Is A Herniated Disc

Our spinal discs can be compared to a jelly donut: soft but firm exterior with a mushy interior.  A herniated disc occurs when the soft part of a spinal disc pushes out through a tear in the exterior part.  A herniated disc can cause pain, weakness, and numbness in a person’s arm or legs.  This pain can be excruciating in some cases, and not felt at all in others.  Herniated discs are most often caused by gradual, aging related wear and tear.

Herniated Disc Symptoms

A herniated disc can affect different parts of a patient’s body.  Common herniated disc symptoms of this condition include pain in the arms or legs.  A herniated disc in the lower back will cause a pinching, acute pain in the buttocks and through the thigh and calf, and can sometimes even reach the foot.  A herniated disc symptoms for the upper back or neck can cause the same acute, stinging pain in the arms and shoulders, which can get worse when a person sneezes, coughs, or moves in a certain way.
Patients with experiencing herniated disc symptoms may also experience numbness or tingling in the legs and arms, as well as weakness in the limb that limits mobility.

What Is A Herniated Disc Herniated Disc Symptoms
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Herniated Disc Treatment

Common Treatment for Herniated Discs offered at Wellington Health & Wellness Center include:

  • Manipulation through chiropractic adjustment

  • Advanced physical therapy and exercise programs designed relieve pressure on the nerve root and strengthen muscles

  • Medical and deep tissue massages to both the affected area and the limbs where pain is felt