An Overview of Herniated Discs from Spine and Injury Associates
At Spine and Injury Associates, we are here to make sure that everyone stays up to date on some of the most common problems that might arise with someone's spine. While we see a number of common issues at our practice, one of the most common is a herniated disc. It is important for everyone in the Alamonte Springs, Orlando, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Winter Haven, Ocala, and Central, FL, areas to have access to a chiropractic health care provider who is intimately familiar with herniated discs.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
The vertebrae of the spine are cushioned by discs. These discs act as little pillows that prevent the vertebrae from rubbing up against each other. Over time, these discs may start to become damaged. Eventually, either due to overuse or a traumatic event, one of the discs may end up rupturing. This is called a herniated disc and can lead to a variety of painful symptoms.
What Are the Symptoms of a Herniated Disc?
If someone has suffered a herniated disc, there are a few symptoms that may appear. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Pain in the back that might change depending on how someone sits or stands
- Shooting pains down the arms or legs, depending on the location of the disc
- Trouble using your arms or legs in certain ways
The symptoms of a herniated disc will vary depending on the exact location of the damaged disc.
How Can a Chiropractor Treat a Herniated Disc?
People who come to see a chiropractor with the above symptoms, may need an x-ray in order for our chiropractor to locate the exact location of a herniated disc. Some people might think they need surgery in order to recover from this type of injury. However, this isn't always the case. A trained chiropractor can perform decompression or traction procedures on the back, increasing the amount of space between the vertebrae. This, combined with physical therapy, may be enough to keep someone out of the operating room.
Trust the Team from Spine and Injury Associates
At Spine and Injury Associates, we serve everyone in the Alamonte Springs, Orlando, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Winter Haven, Ocala, and Central, FL, areas. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (407) 434-7246 to make an appointment.