Chiropractic Care is one of the preferred treatment methods for disc injuries such as Slipped Disc, Bulging Disc, Herniated Disc, Degenerative Disc Disease, Protrusions and Prolapsed Discs.
Disc pain occurs when pressure is applied on the backbone or nerve roots. Pain may occur in the arms, upper legs, calves, buttocks and even the feet. As the body ages, it becomes vulnerable to disc damage and degeneration. The backbone is able to bend and twist due to the discs between each spinal vertebrae acting as a spongy shock absorber.
In children, the discs are filled with fluid sacs which will become more solid as the child grows. At the start of adulthood, the blood supply to the discs stop and the soft fluid begins to solidify. As a mature adult in middle age, the discs are hard, and stay in position by structures linking the muscles and spinal bone fragments, and therefore have more risk for damage and degeneration.
Common Signs & Symptoms of Disc Problems:
Disc pain happens when pressure is put on the nerve roots or backbone. Based upon on the location of the disc, symptoms will happen in the area of your body impacted by the nerves. The most common signs and symptoms of disc problems are:
Arm or Leg Pain – you may feel extreme discomfort in your buttock, upper leg, and calf. It may also include an aspect of the foot. If the disc is in your neck, the sensation will generally be most extreme in the neck and shoulder. This discomfort may shoot through your arm or legs when you cough, sneeze or move your spine into certain positions.
Numbness or Prickling – you may encounter numbness or tingling.
Muscle Weakness – Muscles with the impacted nerve tend to weaken and may cause you to stumble, or impair your ability to lift or hold items