Are you experiencing?
- Intense pain in your glutes, thighs, hips and calves?
- Pain in your shoulders and arms?
- General weakness, numbness and tingling?
Did you know that sometimes a herniated disk does not actually produce any major symptoms?
What causes disc injuries?
As you age, your discs become less lubricated and less flexible, increasing the likelihood of tears and ruptures.
A herniated disc is a condition of the spinal column.
Herniated discs occur when the outer portion of one of your vertebral discs is torn. The pain that sometimes accompanies a disc injury comes from the herniated part of the disc compressing nerves that surround the disc.
Wear and tear over many years is a normal part of aging and can contribute to the degeneration of discs.
However, poor spinal alignment is the biggest contributing factor to why people experience disc injuries in the first place.
If the joints of your spine are not aligned correctly this places added pressure on the joints and the discs on your spine (or other joints for that matter).
Much like a wheel alignment in your car; if your tyres are poorly aligned, this will cause the tyres to wear out faster.
Your spine is no different.
Other stressors can increase the chance of experiencing disc injury such as improper lifting form, a physically demanding job as well as being overweight which places excessive stress on your body.
Seeing a chiropractor for a disc injury you have or even one you suspect you may have is a good idea.
Through correcting your spinal alignment we are able to reduce the pressure placed on your discs and help your body heal naturally which will help to decrease the chance of future disc injuries.
We know just how uncomfortable disc injuries can be and we are here to help you resolve your discomfort quickly through relief care and further improve your symptoms through long-term corrective care.
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