While many may not be familiar with the term “herniated discs,” they will probably wince in pain when told that herniated discs are commonly referred to as slipped discs. It is a very painful condition of the spinal cord system and is caused when a spinal disc ruptures and is forced out from between the vertebra to exert pressure on a nerve. The condition is also known as bulging disc or ruptured disc and manifests itself usually as excruciating pain in the spinal cord region.
The following are the most common symptoms of herniated discs:
- Pain in the back that spreads to the buttocks and legs, a telltale sign that there is a slipped disc in your lower back
- Pain in the back that moves to the shoulders and down the arms, an indication that the slipped disc lies in your upper back region
- Feelings of numbness, a tingling sensation, and weakness in the spinal region
- Muscular spasms
- Feelings of discomfort or worse, intense, almost debilitating pain when bending, twisting, or lifting your arms
Thankfully, herniated discs are fully curable. Before this condition disrupts your normal life completely, call us. We, at Global Pain & Spine Clinic have a host of treatment methodologies to treat herniated discs.
We offer customized physical therapies to help alleviate the pain associated with herniated discs. The routine is a combination of flexibility- and strength-building exercises and manual therapy that relaxes the spinal region, increases muscular strength and flexibility in this region, and orients the body towards a self-healing process.
We also have acupuncture treatments and chiropractic care to treat this medical condition. While the former is a centuries-old and established method of reducing pain by triggering the body’s natural healing process, the latter is an effective means of aligning the spinal discs and thereby quickening recovery.