A spinal disc is similar to a jelly donut, a softer center enclosed within a tougher exterior. A herniation or bulging disc happens when the softer “jelly” pushes out through a crack in the tough exterior. This can cause irritation to the nearby spinal nerves and result in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in an arm or a leg.
In fact, many people may not have any symptoms associated with a disc problem and others can be painful. If symptoms are present they can vary depending on where the disc herniation is located - neck or low back. Majority of herniated or bulging discs occur in your lower back (lumbar spine). Common symptoms of a patient with a disc condition are arm or leg pain, numbness, tingling, decreased range of motion, inability to stand upright or keep head upright, and muscle weakness.
At Chiropractic Health Clinic of Omaha, the doctors use a safe and gentle approach to treating bulging or herniated discs. Chiropractic care is a non-surgical treatment option and has a long history of success in providing conservative care for disc conditions. According to Mayo Clinic, “A herniated disk generally gets better with conservative treatment. Surgery for a herniated disk usually isn’t necessary.”
For over 30 years, Chiropractic Health Clinic of Omaha has been helping patients resolve disc problems and gets them back to living a healthy and active lifestyle! Call us today (402) 778-5470 if you have any questions about your spinal health.