Herniated Disc Treatment
The bones of the spine, known as the vertebrae, are cushioned by round pillow-like structures that are made from tough cartilage and filled with a thick fluid. Without these important structures, our vertebrae would grind against each other and cause immeasurable pain. A herniated disc is a medical problem that is experienced by millions of people per year. This is a condition where the tough cartilage which contains the cushioning fluid is ruptured, damaged, or is pushed off-center. When this happens, the bulging disc cannot do its job and the vertebrae grind together during movement. Enhanced Living Chiropractic treats herniated discs at our Greer, Inman, and Travelers Rest locations.
Herniated Disc Causes
Like most structures of the body, the outer layer of a spinal disc naturally degenerates with age and can be damaged by an injury. Even a single event can cause an injury to a disc, causing it to herniate. Also, the ligaments that hold these discs in place can be damaged and degenerate. Some individuals are more prone to herniated discs than others. Family history and personal activity are the most important risk factors to consider.
Herniated Disc Symptoms
The symptoms of a herniated disc vary. The position and the degree of the bulge will determine how much spinal cushioning is lost. The patient may experience extreme pain, minor pain, or even no pain at all. If the vertebrae are pressing against nerves, the patient may experience numbness, jolts of pain, or weakness in the part of the body to which the affected nerve is connected.
Treating Herniated Discs
At Enhanced Living Chiropractic, our highly trained team of chiropractors are experienced in the treatment of herniated discs and in caring for those who suffer from this condition. Our team of dedicated professionals specializes in treatments for injuries and conditions that result from an auto injury, work-related injury, sports injury, as well as those conditions that come with age.
We will work with you to develop a chiropractic care plan made up of treatments done in our office and exercises you can do at home to relieve pain. We will help you restore your strength and stability for the fullest possible recovery. To learn more, and schedule your initial consultation, get in touch with us today. Call our Greer location at (864) 848-0640, Inman location at 864-473-1083, or our Travelers Rest location at 864-834-8099.