Herniated Disc Treatment at Cahill Back & Neck Care Center
Are you limping your way through your current everyday activities? Do you experience odd sensations in your arm or leg that limit your functionality? You may be one of the many Americans dealing with the painful problem of herniated discs. You may find the idea of having those discs operated on even more agonizing than your current symptoms. That's a good reason to visit Cahill Back & Neck Care Center in Inver Grove Heights, where we know how to treat these kinds of spinal issues without surgery or drugs.
The Difference between a Bulging Disc and a Herniated Disc
Disc problems come by all sorts of different names, including slipped discs, ruptured discs, bulging discs, and herniated discs. Doctors regard the two primary kinds of disc problems as bulging discs and herniated discs. A vertebral disc consists of a tough, disc-shaped casing called the annulus fibrosus and the gelatinous substance it contains, which is called the nucleus pulposus. This structure gives it the necessary springiness to help it cushion your spinal column. It also gives it the vertical height it needs to maintain a specific space between neighboring vertebrae. In a bulging disc, the inner material has lost enough water content to make the discs flatten and bulge out of the spinal column, causing joint strain and nerve impingement.
A herniated disc takes disc trouble one step further, either due to an acute trauma or as the end stage of a bulging disc. In this condition, the annulus fibrosus balloons outward and ruptures. The rupture can cause intense pain from the nerves in the casing, especially since the leaking nucleus pulposus contains inflammatory substances. If it also compresses nearby nerve roots, you can experience pain, tingling, numbness, or impaired muscle function in the upper or lower extremity served by those nerve roots.
Treatment Options from Our Inver Grove Heights Chiropractor
You don't have to have pieces of your discs surgically removed to get relief from your herniated disc symptoms. Our Inver Grove Heights chiropractor will run state-of-the art diagnostic assessments to examine your herniation in detail. This enables us to prescribe targeted, all-natural therapies. Chiropractic adjustment can help shift the disc and vertebral structures away from nerve tissue, easing many of your symptoms. We may also prescribe postural rehabilitation, kinesio taping, and other therapies to enhance your spinal support and lower the risk of future herniations.
Get Non-Surgical Relief for Your Herniated Disc Symptoms
Don't let herniated disc symptoms put the pinch on your quality of life. Call our Inver Grove Heights clinic at 651-401-7080 to schedule chiropractic treatment!