Little Elm Chiropractic
David Cox, D.C.
Chiropractor located in Little Elm, TX
Do you have back pain that travels down your leg or into your arm? Are you experiencing unexplained numbness in your extremities? If these symptoms are familiar, you may have a herniated disc. David Cox, DC, and the team of experts at Little Elm Chiropractic provide noninvasive treatment for herniated discs to relieve your pain and discomfort while improving your quality of life. To get the help you need for your herniated disc and the resulting back pain, call the office in Little Elm, Texas, today or request an appointment online.
Herniated Disc Q & A
What is a herniated disc?
A herniated disc, also referred to as a bulging disc, occurs when the rubbery cushion that separates your vertebral bones becomes damaged or torn, allowing the gel-like center to leak out and irritate the nerves that run along your spinal cord.
You can develop a herniated disc in any part of your spine, but they most often occur in the lumbar spine, where the vertebral bones make up your lower back.
Herniated discs often develop from the degeneration and drying out of the disc that occurs as you get older, making it more susceptible to damage. You may be at greater risk of developing a herniated disc if you have a physically demanding job or you’re overweight or obese. An injury to your back can also lead to a herniated disc.
What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?
Radiating pain is the most common symptom of a herniated disc. However, not everyone with a herniated disc develops symptoms.
Other symptoms of a herniated or bulging disc include:
- Intense pain in your arm, buttock, or leg
- Numbness or tingling
- Muscle weakness
You should seek help from the experts at Little Elm Chiropractic as soon as you start to notice symptoms. Starting conservative chiropractic treatment early for your herniated disc may help prevent damage to your nerve and complications.
How can chiropractic care improve my herniated disc?
The experts at Little Elm Chiropractic can provide treatment to help relieve your symptoms through gentle spinal manipulation. Spinal adjustments can help align your spine and reduce pressure on your nerves, providing relief from your pain.
Little Elm Chiropractic is a full-service health practice that offers an array of holistic treatment methods for your herniated disc. In advance of any treatment, the team develops custom plans based on an in-depth review of your health history and diagnostic imaging.
Chiropractic care is an effective nonsurgical solution for pain and discomfort caused by a herniated disc. Regular treatments may help reduce your need for medication or reduce your risk of a recurrence.
To get relief from your back pain from the back specialists, call Little Elm Chiropractic today or request a consultation online.