The intervertebral discs in the spine are structures that cushion the vertebrae. A herniated disc occurs when the soft center of a disc bulges through the outer layer, The bulging disc puts pressure on the nerves near the spine, which leads to uncomfortable symptoms for the patient.
In some cases, herniated discs don’t cause any symptoms for the patient. However, other patients may experience pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the area affected by the herniated disc. Most herniated discs develop in the lower back, but they can occur in other parts of the spine as well. Patients often feel pain from herniated discs in their arms or legs.
As a patient ages, the discs in the back suffer normal wear and tear. As the discs break down, tearing and bulging becomes more likely. However, in other cases, patients develop a herniated disc because of a trauma to the spine.
Some patients are more likely than others to develop a herniated disc. People who spend a lot of time lifting or bending may be more prone to herniated discs. Likewise, herniated discs occur more frequently among people who are overweight.
Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center helps patients manage the symptoms of their herniated discs. The doctors also help patients improve the stability of the spine so that they’ll be less likely to experience complications in the future. Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center offers a variety of treatment options, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical therapy. In many cases, patients participate in a treatment plan that includes all of these different methods.
When some patients come to Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center to seek treatment for a herniated disc, they may notice some improvement after their first treatment session. However, for other patients, recovery is more gradual. In rare cases, patients with a herniated disc may eventually need surgery to treat their condition. If the doctors at this facility believe surgery is necessary, they refer the patient to a specialist.
At Advanced Back & Neck Pain Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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