Herniated discs are a common back ailment treated at Bluegrass Chiro. If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc or suspect that you have a herniated disc, our chiropractors in Winchester and Elizabethtown are here to help. Dr. Potts and Dr. Fox have gathered some of the common questions that we run into regarding herniated discs.
These discs are structures that cushion the bones in your spine to allow for smooth spinal function and movement. They consist of a durable outer casing that contains a gel-like substance. When a disc herniates, the outer layer ruptures, causing the gel-like substance to leak through. If your ruptured disc compresses your spinal nerves, it can result in severe back pain.
A traumatic impact from an auto accident, sports collision, or slip and fall damage the spinal disc, causing it to rupture. Herniated discs can also be caused by a degenerative disc disease, chronic spinal conditions, or wear and tear from repetitive motions.
Seniors are at risk for this problem due to age-related wear and tear and degenerative conditions. If your family has a history of disc disorders, you may be at risk due to genetics. People who live a sedentary lifestyle are also more prone to developing this condition due to spinal weakness.
Back pain is the main symptom. You may also experience numbness, weakness, muscle spasms, and limited mobility due to your pain and discomfort.
After reviewing your medical history and discussing your symptoms, we will conduct a thorough physical exam with imaging tools to diagnose your condition. We will create a customized treatment plan designed to provide pain relief and support the healing process. This plan may include the use of chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression therapy, soft tissue massage, and corrective exercises to restore your spinal health and mobility.
If you are experiencing acute or chronic back pain, it could be caused by a herniated disc. Dr. Potts and Dr. Fox at Bluegrass Chiro provide a variety of treatments to reduce and eliminate back pain related to herniated discs. Call the office nearest you. online contact form.