Herniated Disc

The Diagnosis and Treatment of a Herniated Disc from Clayton Chiropractic

Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek the care of a trained healthcare professional. When someone is suffering from back pain, there are a number of possible causes. One of the most common is a herniated disc. A chiropractor has the training necessary to help patients who suffer from this condition. Our team from Clayton Chiropractic is here to help everyone better understand how this condition develops and how it is treated.

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Herniated Disc Symptoms

A herniated disc develops when the cushion between the vertebrae ruptures. When this happens, there is not enough space between vertebrae and the nerves in that area are compressed. Some of the symptoms people with a herniated disc may notice include shooting pains that travel down the extremities. This happens because the nerve that feeds the affected arm or leg is compressed. People might also notice numbness, tingling, and weakness. This pain may change depending on someone's posture.

The Treatment Process of a Herniated Disc

Once the diagnosis for a herniated disc has been made, the treatment process will begin. Often, we see patients who have been told that they need to take a bunch of pills to recover. Some patients are even told that they need surgery. Fortunately, this isn't always the case. There are other options available. We can work with patients to try to manage their pain naturally. We can use spinal decompression to increase the amount of space between vertebrae, providing more room for discs to heal. We can also use adjustments and manipulations to impact the alignment of the vertebrae, alleviating compression symptoms. These techniques provide an opportunity for patients to recover without ever having to set foot in an operating room.

Rely on Our Team from Clayton Chiropractic

If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, it is important to know that not everyone is going to require surgery. There are alternative options available. Our team from Clayton Chiropractic is here to make sure that everyone has access to these options. With the right treatment, everyone has the chance to make a full recovery from a herniated disc. To learn more about how we can help you, please call us today. We would be honored to take care of you and your family. Our number is 919-553-2225.

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