If you feel radiating pain, numbness or tingling it is possible one or more of your nerves may be irritated by a bulging or herniated disc. The bones in your spine are called vertebrae and in-between the vertebrae are your discs, which act as shock absorbers. These control the spine’s range of motion, flexibility and keep the bones and spinal cord safe from damage. However, when a disc is damaged, the inside of the disc can squeeze out of place and bulge into the spaces where the nerves exit the spinal cord. Depending on which disc is affected, will give you symptoms to different parts of your body. When the bulge is severe, it is called a herniated disc.
Possible symptoms include:
- Aches in the low back or neck.
- Pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.
- Severe, deep muscle pain and/or muscle spasms.
- With herniation in the lower back, radiating pain may develop to the buttocks and down a leg to the ankle or foot.
- With herniation in the upper part of the lumbar spine, you may have pain in the groin or the front of the thigh.
- With herniation in the neck, you may have pain or numbness in the shoulders, arms, hands or chest.
Whether you have just recently suffered from back or neck pain, or have been dealing with it for a long time, we can help. By pinpointing the root cause of your problem, we provide you with a comprehensive treatment that will relieve your pain quickly and enable you to enjoy a pain-free life. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you feel great!