"Chiropractic care for herniated disc pain relief is an effective and natural treatment that should be considered before surgery, and excessive medication. I have a long and successful history in helping people just like you overcome disc herniations. Please contact me for a free consultation."
-Dr. Donna Sergi
Chiropractic Treatment of Herniated Disc in Brooklyn NY 11223
The other name for a herniated disc is slipped disc. Although the name appears to suggest there is actual “slipping” taking place, it is not what happens. A slip is said to have occurred when the disc ruptures. The puncturing causes gel-like fluid to leak. This liquid works as a shock absorber, enhancing the mobility of the spine. Bulging or herniated discs can be very painful. However, at times, people only discover they have one when it shows up in an MRI or some other spinal image.
A herniated disc can occur anywhere within your spine. However, most usually appear at the lumbar spine (lower back). A slipped disc can also arise in the cervical spine (neck) and the thoracic spine (upper back), but the latter is less likely to happen. The pain you will experience will depend on the location of the slipped disc. If it affects the lower back, you are likely to experience pain in your lower back and leg. If it affects your neck, you will feel the pain in your neck and so on.
Although herniated discs can cause you a lot of pain, they are rarely a medical emergency. If you manage to get chiropractic treatment immediately, you could protect your spinal cord from permanent damage and eliminate the pain. During treatments for herniated discs, you may have to limit your regular activities and participate in exercises that improve the strength and flexibility in your back. You may also want to engage in various core-strengthening exercises that help in conditioning your spine which helps to stabilize it.