As chiropractors, we often see patients who are suffering from disc injuries. These types of injuries can be incredibly painful and can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life. In this blog, we will explain what a disc injury is, the different types of disc injuries, and some of the treatment options available at Legacy Health.
The discs in our spine are the soft, gel-like cushions that sit between the vertebrae. They act as shock absorbers, allowing us to move our spine in different directions without causing damage. When a disc is injured, it can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the back or legs.
There are several different types of disc injuries, including herniated discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica. Let’s take a closer look at each of these conditions.
Herniated Disc: A herniated disc occurs when the soft inner material of the disc pushes through the outer layer and puts pressure on the nerves in the spine. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the back or legs.
Bulging Disc: A bulging disc occurs when the disc weakens and protrudes outward, putting pressure on the nerves in the spine. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the back or legs.
Spinal Stenosis: Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the nerves in the spine. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the back or legs.
Sciatica: Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down to the legs, is compressed. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the back or legs.
At Legacy Health, we offer a range of treatment options for patients with disc injuries. Some of these options include chiropractic adjustments, rehab therapy, cold laser therapy, and spinal decompression. We work closely with our patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of their pain and helps them achieve their health goals.
If you are suffering from a disc injury or any other type of back pain, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced chiropractors. We are committed to providing compassionate, effective care to our patients and helping them achieve optimal health and wellness.