Posted on Apr 23, 2019

Better Health Chiropractic PC

How can I tell if I have a herniated disc?

It's possible to be living with a disc herniation without knowing it although this is hardly common. There are a number of herniated discs symptoms you might experience, some of which can be quite debilitating and painful. The most likely herniated discs symptoms include:

Leg and/or arm pain: If the disc is located in the lower back, the pain will typically be located primarily within the calf, thigh, buttocks and the feet.

When in the neck, herniations can cause the most intense pain within the neck, arms and shoulders. Radiating pain is also quite common.

Tingling or numbness

Weakness: Muscles in connection with the affected nerves will likely weaken after a herniation.

What are the treatments used to treat the problem?

The types of herniated disc treatments used will depend on whether the patient is dealing with low back pain or another type of issue. In some cases, conservative treatment is all that is required. Simply avoiding certain positions and following recommended exercise regimens can help to relieve the pain. Mainstream medicine usually offers over-the-counter and prescription medications. Depending upon the patient, the provider may also recommend spinal injections, muscle relaxants. for herniated discs.

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