If you have or suspect a slipped disk, it is important to seek Chiropractic treatments on the Outer Banks before the condition worsens. A slipped disc is also commonly referred to as a herniated disc or a ruptured disc, and it can cause a significant amount of pain. Today we would like to discuss the causes and symptoms associated with this type of injury.
This condition occurs when the disc’s fibro cartilage, located between the spinal vertebrae, becomes ruptured. In other words, this cushion between the spinal vertebrae is pushed outside of the protective area and spinal decompression occurs. This can affect the surrounding spinal nerves. As we get older these discs loose their elasticity, and we become far more prone to injury.
What are the symptoms of a herniated or slipped disc?
Depending on the location of the ruptured disc, you may experience different symptoms. Depending on the severity of the rupture, pain can vary from minor discomfort to extreme discomfort. Injury in the neck region will cause these sensations throughout your shoulders and arms, while the lower back region will affect your legs or cause lower back pain problems. Here are the main symptoms to watch for.
- Weakness in the muscles
- Tingling sensation or numbness (The “pins and needles” sensation you feel when a limb falls asleep)
- Pain and discomfort in arms or legs
Clearview Chiropractic can Help
Chiropractors commonly treat patients with a slipped disc. Chiropractic treatments on the Outer Banks are an effective solution to alleviate the pain associated with a slipped disc, as your chiropractor will be able to develop an effective pain relief treatment plan. This plan may include heat therapy or an exercise routine to further minimize the affects of the injury. The sooner you schedule a visit with us, the more likely you are to avoid further symptoms or injury, so please feel free to swing by our office or give us a call to see how we can help.
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