Spinal discs serve as soft cushions that work to keep the vertebrae safe as your spine bends and moves. Each disc is filled with a soft substance surrounded by a tough exterior. Sometimes, the soft material inside the disc causes begins to protrude from the disc. This is known as a herniated disc. At PA Chiropractic and Rehab Center, we have provided residents of Waynesburg, PA, with natural and effective herniated disc treatment for many years.
What Causes a Herniated Disc?
Discs tend to deteriorate with age. Sometimes, herniated and bulging discs happen for no reason other than the gradual wearing down of the tough exterior. An injury to the back can also cause a herniated or bulging disc. Pregnant women are at a greater risk for disc injuries than the general population due to the excess pressure placed on the spine by a growing uterus. People who are overweight are also at greater risk for disc injuries than the general population.
Herniated Disc Symptoms
Some people do not notice any symptoms when they have a herniated or bulging disc and only discover their disc injury when they get an x-ray for a different condition. People who notice symptoms often report weakness, numbness, and a “pins and needles” sensation in the limb closest to the herniated disc. This is because the bulging or escaped soft material often presses on a nerve, creating widespread pain.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
If you have a bulging or herniated disc, chiropractic care is an excellent option for treatment. Chiropractors work with your body's natural healing mechanisms, helping to encourage the body’s natural healing process without relying on drugs or surgery. Your treatment plan will likely consist of a few different treatment modalities which may include spinal adjustment, massage, and corrective exercise. We'll revisit your treatment plan over time to ensure that you're making progress in your healing.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Herniated Disc Treatment in Waynesburg, PA
Do you think that you may have a herniated or bulging disc? You must seek care from a chiropractor. At PA Chiropractic & Rehab Center, our chiropractor is here to help. At your appointment, you'll meet with our chiropractor who will talk with you and determine if you are a good candidate for chiropractic care. Call our office at (724) 852-4222 to set up your first appointment.