Spinal Decompression for Treating Herniated Discs
Back pain happens all too often, with approximately 80% of the world's population experiencing some form of back pain at one point or another in life. While there are countless reasons why you may experience back pain, many suffering from this type of pain could suffer from a herniated disc.
What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc is a painful condition that involves the pinching of one or more of the rubbery cushions between the spine's vertebrae. The spine is made up of a long column that protects your spinal cord. It comprises of your vertebrae (the bones) and rubber discs between each vertebra. These discs are made up of a soft, jellylike center known as the nucleus which is surrounded by a tougher, rubberier exterior known as the annulus.
A herniated disc happens when the tough annulus tears and a bit of the nucleus pushes through. This often leads to nerve compression, which is the pain that the patient experiences.
Common Signs of a Herniated Disc
While upper and lower back pain is one of the most apparent signs of herniated discs, other symptoms include:
- Pain/numbness – especially on a single side of the body
- Pain that radiates into the arms/legs
- Unexplained muscle weakness
- Worsening pain while standing or sitting
- Tingling or burning in the area of the herniated disk
What is Spinal Decompression?
Chiropractic treatments are becoming some of the most sought-after options for those looking for more natural and holistic back pain treatment options. One of those methods includes spinal decompression.
Spinal decompression utilizes motorized traction to help gently stretch the spine, taking the pressure off the nerves and helping to not only realign the spine to its natural position but also helping herniated disks slip back into their rightful place. This helps to remove the pressure from the affected nerves and relieve the patient's back pain.
Spinal Decompression in Rockwall, TX
Herniated discs are a painful condition that requires regular treatments to help ensure that your discs stay in place, and your spine stays in proper alignment. That's where the team at Rockwall Elite Healthcare comes into play.
If you're looking into spinal decompression for your herniated discs, contact us today or call our office at (972) 961-0673 to schedule an appointment.