Chiropractic for Herniated Disc Symptoms in Huntsville
If you feel numbness or pain in your extremities or lower back, you may have a herniated disc. At Cove Chiropractic in Huntsville, our chiropractor can alleviate disc pain and help your body begin to heal itself. Learn more about what a herniated disc is and how we can help.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc occurs when the soft center of your spinal disc pushes through its exterior casing. Some herniated discs have no symptoms. Others rub against nearby nerves, causing numbness, pain, and weakness in the extremities.
Herniated Disc Symptoms
Herniated discs typically impact the lower back and also occur in the neck. Herniated disc symptoms vary depending on where the impacted disc is located and whether or not it's pressing on a nerve. They usually affect just one side of your body and result in:
- Arm or leg pain. For herniated discs in the lower back, pain usually occurs in the thigh, calf, and buttocks. Part of the foot could also be impacted. A herniated disc is in your neck causes pain in the shoulder and arm. Sharp, burning pain may flare when you cough, sneeze, or shift positions.
- Numbness or tingling. A herniated disc often causes radiating numbness in the body parts served by the affected nerves.
- Weakness. Muscles tend to weaken, which can cause you to stumble or affect your ability to grasp or lift anything.
How Can Chiropractic Help?
Chiropractic care is a preferred treatment for herniated discs. It doesn't involve drugs, surgery, or injections. Your chiropractor can verify the diagnosis and work with you to find the best treatment. Besides taking your medical history, the doctor may order an MRI or x-ray to get a better feel for what's going on. Your chiropractor will examine your whole spine to see if there are any other issues, as well.
Focused chiropractic adjustments using low force can alleviate herniated disc symptoms. The chiropractor manipulates your spine around the herniated disc. Sometimes, recommending cervical or lumbar traction machines to help open your joints and release some of the pressure on the disc.
Chiropractor in Huntsville
Cove Chiropractic in Huntsville offers treatment for herniated discs and their related symptoms. We provide safe and effective care to alleviate back and disc pain. Contact us today to begin the journey to improved mobility and pain-free living.