spinal Disc Condition

This page will help to inform you about disc conditions, symptoms and how to pursue treatment. Are you ready to enjoy life again? 

 
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It's difficult to enjoy life to its fullest when you're suffering from a disc condition. Specifically, if you have trouble finding recovery and relief for pains and discomforts that include pinched nerves or herniations, chances are, you're not getting the most from your body. 

You have a right to feel your best. No one deserves to constantly struggle with movement and mobility – and now, you don't have to!

HOW IT OCCURS   

Experiencing a damaged spinal disc is not only extremely painful, but also inconvenient, as every move you make can hurt. Located between the vertebrae, these discs help to make up the spinal cord, and are held into place by ligaments. 

Disc injuries commonly occur in middle aged men and women, resulting in swelling, distortion or spasms. Most conditions take place in the lower back, though, if nerves are affected, the pain can move into the arms or legs. 

As with any type of injury, a disc can become damaged due to a violent accident, over-zealous workout regime or even the aging process. 

Types

Depending on the nature of the disc injury, you may experiencing disc herniation, a bulging disc or pinched nerve. In extreme circumstances, the outer covering of the disc can break and press on the spinal nerve. Discs can also swell, tear or degenerate. 

Different types of disc conditions can form, often generating feelings of pain and discomfort. These conditions have been known to stem from deficiency in collagen, poor muscle tone and/or posture, obesity or excessive strain. 

Regardless of the type of disc condition, outcomes are generally painful and produce the same symptoms. 

Symptoms 

It's hard to ignore the symptoms of a disc injury. Most people who suffer from a condition or ailment find their movement and mobility capabilities to be greatly sacrificed. Common symptoms include the following: 

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain

While it's assumed moving around would create more pain and discomfort, many find that sitting in place in worse than standing or walking. Those experiencing pain sometimes find recovery and relief to be in the form of moving positions. Further, bending and twisting can make the chronic pain worse. 

Diagnosis 

Though you don't need a medical professional to inform you that you're back is sore, a physician will be able to assess your condition and offer an in-depth analysis of your injury. 

During your check-up, you will be asked routine questions about your level of pain and its location. The doctor will most likely conduct a physical exam to determine the extent of your injury and how to pursue treatment. In extreme cases, an X-ray or MRI may be required. 

Treatment 

Treatment for your disc injury will be determined by the extent of the condition. For example, you may  find recovery and relief by resting and taking anti-inflammatory medication. You can also consider icing and/or heating the area that is sore. 

Other treatment options include visiting a chiropractor, making an appointment with a masseuse, stretching/light exercises or physical therapy. Though, the latter option is for more severe conditions, which should be discussed with a physician. 

Finding Ways to Heal 

At Your Healthy Spine, we offer affordable and successful methods to heal your body, allowing you to enjoy life without movement and mobility restrictions. You shouldn't have to experience pain and discomfort on a daily basis – and now, you don't have to! 


For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. Are you ready to heal?