How To Know If You Have A Disc Herniation

Spinal Disc Herniation Illustration

If you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, or any pain elsewhere in your body, it’s important to see our chiropractor, Dr. Maxwell at Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle. You will find out what is causing the pain and how chiropractic care can help.

With these symptoms, you may have a disc herniation. A disc herniation is a condition where the inner gel-like center of a spinal disc leaks out through a tear or crack in the outer layer of the disc. We would like to discuss the symptoms of a disc herniation and how to know if you have one.


The symptoms of a herniated disc may include localized or radiating pain. Localized pain is often described as soreness, tenderness, or discomfort in the area surrounding the herniated disc. This type of pain may worsen with certain activities or movements, and feel better when at rest. Radiating pain extends from the bulging disc to other areas of the body.


Numbness is another potential symptom of a herniated disc. Numbness occurs when there is compression or irritation of a nerve. When this happens, the nerve is unable to send signals properly to the brain.


When tingling occurs, the nerve is unable to send signals properly to the brain. As a result, an area of the body may feel tingling or "asleep." Tingling caused by a bulging disc is usually temporary. However, in some cases, the tingling may become permanent if the nerve damage is severe.

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If you are experiencing pain, numbness, or tingling in your back, neck, or elsewhere in your body, it’s important to see Dr. Maxwell at Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle to find out what is causing the pain. Call our team today at (425) 641-7470 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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  • "Dr. Maxwell and her team are really great. I love that she takes the time to really figure out what is going on with me and genuinely CARES about my health and well-being. I have been going to her for years. I had been hurting SO badly with chronic pain due to illness and debilitating migraines and she got me in right away, and adjusted me gently since it had been a while; even this gentle (but thorough) adjustment had me feeling 100times better than I've been for weeks. I can't brag enough. I have always felt so good after her adjustments. I'll be making the drive from Mukilteo to Newcastle just to continue to receive treatment from her and Dr Stephanie every week."
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