Herniated Disc Treatment

If you’re living with the pain of a herniated disc, Dr. Keumhong Yoo and the team at Back To Health Chiropractic of Stratford, CT, offer the customized and natural care you deserve.

Chiropractic Care for Herniated Discs

Herniated discs are one of the leading causes of back and neck pain, among other uncomfortable symptoms. In some cases, however, there are no obvious symptoms, leaving many people walking around with a disc issue they aren’t even aware of. Below, Dr. Yoo and the team at Back To Health Chiropractic of Stratford, CT, share what a herniated disc is, how this issue occurs, and what to do if you’re suffering from one.

Herniated Disc Causes and Symptoms

Between the bones of your spinal column sit spinal discs that have a tough exterior and a more pliable interior. These discs cushion your bones and absorb shock from your movements.

Accidents, such as falls and auto collisions, often push a disc out of its proper place. Additionally, daily habits such as poor posture and repetitive motion lead to spinal misalignment, which puts undue pressure on discs.

Whether due to a sudden injury or ongoing habits, the discs that sustain heavy force and pressure often develop a tear in the outer casing. The softer interior filling then escapes through the tear. This is what is known as a herniated disc.

In some cases, no symptoms are present. However, when that inner filling spills out onto a surrounding nerve or muscle, it can cause anything from a dull ache to an intense pain. It can also cause numbness, tingling, and weakness in the impacted area, as well as the extremities.

Treating Herniated Discs

When a disc issue is suspected, it’s important to visit a chiropractor as soon as possible. Chiropractors can help realign the spinal column and create space for each of the spinal components, including the discs. Doing so relieves pressure from the surrounding nerves and muscles.

Chiropractors also guide patients through therapeutic exercises, which help strengthen the muscles, stretch the spine, restore movement, and improve circulation. Soft tissue techniques are also utilized to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, increase circulation, restore range of motion, and much more. A customized treatment plan will be developed around the individual patient after their needs have been assessed.

Find healing and relief from herniated disc pain by visiting Dr. Yoo at Back To Health Chiropractic of Stratford, CT. Call (203) 381-9703 to schedule an appointment today. 

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