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Disc Herniations

A herniated disc occurs when the soft, jelly-like center of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior.
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Disc Herniations

This can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness, or weakness. Herniated discs can occur in any part of the spine but are most common in the lower back and neck.

Symptoms of Disc Herniations

Symptoms include pain that radiates down the arms or legs, numbness or tingling in the affected area, muscle weakness, and pain that worsens with movement or sitting. In severe cases, it can lead to loss of bladder or bowel control.
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Common Causes of Disc Herniations Include:

  • Poor mechanics: bending and lifting the wrong way repeatedly..
  • Injury: Sudden strain or trauma to the spine.
  • Genetics: A family history of herniated discs.
  • Obesity: Excess body weight puts additional stress on the spine.

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Chiropractic care can help manage herniated disc symptoms through spinal adjustments, decompression therapy, and exercises to strengthen the spine and improve flexibility.
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