How To Know if You Have a Disc Herniation

How To Know if You Have a Disc Herniation

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc occurs when the outer layer of a spinal disc tears, which causes the fluid inside to leak. Even though it may not be common, symptoms can differ among those with a herniation. You may experience no symptoms at all or the pain could be excruciating. Below, our team at Donelson Chiropractic Clinic in Nashville, TN, shares some of the most common signs of a herniated disc and why treatment is important.

Symptoms of a Herniated Disc 

A herniated disc can occur anywhere along the spine, meaning symptoms and where they occur can vary. Typically, you may encounter the following:

  • Pain, weakness, or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Tingling in the hips
  • Pain while walking
  • Pain that is worse after sitting or sleep
  • Shooting pain, especially down the leg
  • Temporary pain after activities, such as pushing, lifting, pulling, bending, coughing, or sneezing
  • Pain in the thigh or buttocks

Many of these symptoms come from a herniated disc that is compressing a surrounding nerve. When the nerve is not compressed, you might not feel any symptoms.

Chiropractic Care for a Herniated Disc 

Chiropractic care can help ensure that each component of your spinal column is in proper place, including the spinal discs. Spinal adjustments can realign the spine and eliminate nerves that may be pressing on the disc.

Spinal decompression therapy is also beneficial in stretching the spine. The therapy provides space for all the spinal components to fit and function properly. This technique also helps put the herniated discs back in place.

Contact us for Treatment Today

If a herniated disc is causing you pain and discomfort, our team can help provide relief. Call Donelson Chiropractic Clinic in Nashville, TN, at (615) 889-1941 to schedule an appointment today and to find out more about the services that we offer.


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