Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment of Herniated Discs
What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc - also known as a slipped disc, bulging disc, or ruptured disc, is a painful condition and a common cause of back pain or neck pain.
Discs are located between the vertebrae (bones of the spine) and act as shock absorbers for the spine. A herniated disc occurs when the outer disc wall (annulus fibrosis) bulges or tears allowing the jelly-like center of the disc (nucleus pulposus) to spill out pressing on surrounding nerves.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
Herniated discs can occur in either the lumbar or cervical spine and may result in back pain or neck pain. Common symptoms of a herniated disc include:
- Neck or Back Pain
- Numbness & Tingling Pain
- Weakness in the arm or leg
Causes of a Herniated Disc
Common causes of a herniated disc in the back or neck include:
- wear and tear on the spine
- a slip and fall
- auto accident
- poor posture
- stress on disc while lifting, twisting, or bending
Herniated Disc Treatment
If you have pain or numbness in your back or neck, or pain that radiates down your leg (Sciatica) you may have a herniated disc. Before considering back surgery for a herniated disc, contact the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today at (352) 430-2121. Davis Clinic hads brought a successful nonsurgial treatment for herniated disc to the residents of The Villages® community and surrounding areas. Find out if you're a candidate for the DRS Protocol nonsurgical herniated disc treatment.