Can Disc Herniations Be Helped?
One of the most common ailments of the spine is a disc herniation. Traumatic injuries, repetitive over-use, and pathology can create situations where disc material becomes torn, and the gel-like inner fluid gets pushes towards the spine and irritates nerves.
It has been estimated that as many as 40% of people can have a developing disc problem, but experience no symptoms. Slight movements such as a small cough or laugh, or bending down to pick something up off the floor, can be the final event that triggers those “hidden” herniations into finally breaking free, leading to an instantaneous burst of debilitating pain.
Herniations can also allow nerves to become irritated, which creates sharp pain that moves through the arms or down into your legs. Conditions such as sciatica, back pain, arm/shoulder pain, and neck pain can be related to disc herniation.
Here’s some good news… Disc herniations aren’t a life sentence, and in most cases it’s perfectly safe to be treated by a chiropractor.
At Chiropractic Saint Louis, we focus on correcting the structural deficiencies that allowed the disc to begin breaking down. While other doctors focus solely on removing the pain, we aim to help the disc naturally reabsorb and heal.
If you or a loved one is struggling with problems associated with a disc pain or and pinched nerve, Dr. Adam Tanase may be able to help.