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How To Know if you have a Disc Herniation

When to Visit a Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic for Herniated Disc Treatment

Most of our patients in Newcastle are concerned about leg or back pain or tingling sensation in their extremities. These are common signs of herniated discs, which need immediate chiropractic care in a wellness clinic.

Discs are positioned between the vertebra and the spine, where they absorb stress and provide support. These discs consist of rings that have a jelly-like nucleus at the center. The rings are prone to tears that can cause the nucleus to push outward and exert pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. Most herniated or bulging discs respond favorably to chiropractic care, and our patients improve within around six weeks.

Back Pain and Other Signs of Disc Hernia

Some people with a bulging disc may not experience any symptoms unless observed in a spinal image. Hernia discs in the lower back trigger sharp pains around the buttocks, hip, and parts of your foot. You can feel pain on the shoulder area if the bulging disc is on your neck.

The distress caused by a herniated disc intensifies with activity, and simple activities like sitting and coughing can cause burning pain because they put pressure on the stressed nerves. Some patients report a numbing sensation or weakness in the leg or foot. In severe cases, a herniated disk can result in loss of bowel control. This condition is rare, and it is caused by the compression of the spinal nerve roots.

Treating Disc Hernia with Chiropractic Care

Your doctor will use imaging scans to pinpoint the affected nerves and recommend pain-relieving medications. The inflammation of the spinal nerve will reduce with various low-intensity, painless activities. Your doctor will also recommend physical therapy to re-align your spine.

Our Newcastle chiropractor prefers a non-surgical approach to herniated discs, including gentle spinal manipulation, massage, stretches, and ultrasound therapy. These techniques encourage blood circulation, loosens tight joints and muscles, expedites healing, and reduces pain.

Contact our Newcastle Chiropractor for Herniated Disc Treatment Today

If you have a herniated disc in Newcastle, contact our chiropractor for painless alignment techniques to relieve your pain. Call our clinic at 425-341-4638 today.

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