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Get Healing Help for a Herniated Disc

Lower back painA herniated disc is a common condition that can be painful and debilitating. The condition is also referred to as a slipped or ruptured disc.

Although they can occur in any area of the spine, herniated discs most commonly occur in the lower part of the backbone (the lumbar spine), just above your hips. And the pain may radiate from your back to your buttocks, thighs and down to your calves.

What Causes a Slipped Disc?

Your spine is composed of 33 bones. These are called vertebrae. Soft discs, composed of a jellylike material, cushion some of the vertebrae. These discs allow you to move your spine and bend over. However, if a disc between two vertebrae begins slipping out of place, it can cause irritation to the surrounding nerves and produce extreme pain.

Discomfort from a herniated disk typically gets worse when you’re being active and lessens when you’re resting. Things like coughing, sneezing, and sitting can aggravate your symptoms. That’s because they exert pressure on the nerves that are pinched.

Chiropractic, Traction and Stretching

In addition to chiropractic care, we provide intermittent traction in the office. We also can show you the different types of traction devices you can use at home. Traction seems to help pull the disc back in and put it back where it should be. We also can give you stretching exercises.

You Don’t Have to Resort to Surgery

Many people with a herniated disc often think that they’ll need surgery. There are natural and noninvasive options that can help resolve your symptoms and allow you to heal.

If you think you have a herniated disc, contact us today to make an appointment. We want to help you heal.

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