SUFFERING FROM A HERNIATED DISC?
Champey Pain and Spine Group may be able to help.
A herniated disc occurs when a spinal disc is damaged and the soft inside layer breaks open and leaks into the outer layer of the disc and spinal canal. Once inside the spinal canal, the herniated disc puts pressure on the nerves, which can result in pain.
WHAT IS A HERNIATED DISC?
A herniated disc is caused by a number of different factors, including aging, obesity, injury/trauma or an underlying spinal condition. The pain and symptoms you experience from a herniated disc vary depending on the location and severity of the condition. Minimal injuries can result in little to no symptoms. However, if the disc ruptures and begins to affect the nerves, pain and other symptoms may become extreme. In these cases, pain may radiate on one side of the body or to extremities associated with the affected nerves. Common symptoms caused by disc herniation may include a dull ache, severe pain, numbness, tingling, burning, muscle weakness and spasms and altered reflexes.
Wondering if you might be suffering from a herniated disc? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
HOW DO YOU TREAT HERNIATED DISCS?
Unless symptoms of a herniated disc are extremely severe, most patients are recommended to start off with conservative treatment options, including stretching exercises, physical therapy, pain medication (over-the-counter or prescription), steroid injections or hot and cold compressions. In the instance that the condition has escalated and that surgery is required to relieve symptoms, it may involve the removal of a disc or spinal fusion surgery, to prevent further friction and decompression of the spine.
If you suspect you have a herniated disc, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.