Do you have a bulging or herniated disc that restricts your activity? Do you have neck, back or leg pain–but nothing seems to show up on an X-Ray or MRI? …..But you know your pain is real? Here at Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic in Augusta, GA., we can help you! We are well-trained to detect, prevent and treat a wide range of health conditions, including disc problems.
Until recently, it was thought that discs had no sensory nerves, therefore could not feel pain. In the early ’80s, science proved otherwise!
We now know that our discs are subject to pain! Studies have also shown that the disc itself can be a source of pain even though it is not bulging ot herniated.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Herniated Discs:
WHAT CAUSED MY DISC TO HERNIATE?
Herniated discs can occur as a result of a heavy strain or fall, which causes the nucleus to break through the wall of the disc and place pressure on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord. For example, lifting a heavy object after sitting down for a long period of time can cause a disc to herniate.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BULGING DISC AND A HERNIATED DISC?
A disc begins to bulge when the center of the disc pushes out against the ligament that surrounds it, much like air being blown into a balloon.
In comparison, a herniated disc is like a balloon that has popped. The disc herniates when the soft, inner material squeezes its way through ligament tendon and ruptures — like a popped balloon. Pain occurs because of the tear in the ligament, the pressure of the disc material against your nerves, and from the inflammation caused when the inner material is squeezed out of the disc.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT A HERNIATED DISC?
Nonsurgical treatment methods are always the best option to try first.
Here at Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic we have had great success in treating herniated discs as experienced chiropractors in Augusta GA, in addition to other conditions that cause back pain. You can visit our website at www.georgia-clinic.com for more information or to read our patient success stories.
Glenn’s Success Story for a Herniated Disc with Augusta GA Chiropractor Dr. Mark Huntsman:
The Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog is written by Dr. Mark Huntsman.
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