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Get Chiropractic Help With Your Herniated Discs

Written By So Cal Chiropractic on March 6, 2022

chiropractor explaining disc pain to patient

Back pain is an issue that affects millions of Americans. While back pain can be caused by strained muscles, it could also be the result of a herniated disc. If you suspect that you have a herniated disc, you should seek chiropractic help immediately before the issue gets worse. So Cal Chiropractic in Costa Mesa, CA, is experienced at treating herniated discs with expert chiropractic care.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

If you have severe pain in your back, it’s possible that you may have a herniated disc. This condition is when a fragment of a disc nucleus in your spine protrudes into the spinal canal. When this happens, pressure is put on the spinal nerves. This can cause mild to intense pain, and is usually an early sign of disc degeneration.

While many patients experience herniated discs in the lower part of the back, they can happen at any point along the spine. Those who work very physically demanding jobs that use the back may be at a higher risk for developing a herniated disc. Often, one simple strain or injury can cause the condition. 

Symptoms of Herniated Discs

  • Mild to severe back ache
  • Pins and needles in the back along the spine
  • Numbness, burning or tingling in the lower back or legs (see our page on sciatica)
  • Sharp pain in the neck

If you suspect that you may have a herniated disc, limit your activity for a few days to allow your body to heal. Do not do activities that will further strain your back. If possible, call So Cal Chiropractic at (949) 548-7767.

Herniated Disc and Back Pain Treatment in Costa Mesa

No matter how careful you are, sometimes you simply cannot prevent a disc from slipping. The good news is that there are several treatment options available to you, many of which do not include surgery. Seeking chiropractic care for a herniated disc is a great first step, because it aims to treat the issue without the use of painkillers or surgery. A herniated disc can be treated with chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulations. Dr. Thayer has more than 25 years of experience performing adjustments and developing treatment plans. 

Call our Costa Mesa chiropractic office today at (949) 548-7767 or schedule an appointment online!

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