Your Herniated Disc Symptoms Can Be Treated With Chiropractic Care
Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people might visit the doctor. When someone suffers from back pain, this can take many forms. Some of the most common causes include a paraspinal muscle strain, a bruise in the spine, and a herniated disc. For those who might not know, a herniated disc, also known as a bulging disc, occurs when the nucleus (jellylike substance in the disc) ruptures out of the annulus (the exterior of the disc). When a herniated disc is present, this can make it hard for people to bend over, walk down the stairs, or even get out of bed in the morning. Dr. Neel Kumar and his team at Vitality Health Medical is here to help everyone in New York, NY, understand this common back condition.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
Some of the most common herniated disc symptoms include:
- Pain that gets worse when you bend over or stands up
- Numbness or tingling down either leg
- Shooting pains that travel down the legs
- A feeling of weakness in one or both legs
- Problems taking the stairs
These are only a few of the many ways that a bulging disc might present itself. Depending where the herniated disc has occurred and the severity of it, symptoms will vary with each person. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available that helps decrease herniated disc symptoms.
Treatment Options for a Herniated Disc
Your treatment plan will be based on your pain, overall health, and what our doctor thinks it is best for treating your herniated disc symptoms. Your treatment plan may include our chiropractor performing a manipulation or an adjustment of the spine. By performing this procedure, the vertebrae can move back into alignment and relieve pressure on the nerves that are causing your pain, numbness, or tingling.