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Seattle Chiropractor on Herniated Disc Symptoms and Chiropractic

Seattle Chiropractic and herniated-discWhat is a herniated disc? 

Each disc has two parts—a soft, gelatinous inner portion and a tough outer ring. Injury or weakness can cause the inner portion of the disk to protrude through the outer ring. This is known as a “slipped” or herniated disc. This can cause pain and discomfort. If the herniated disc compresses one of your spinal nerves, you may also experience numbness and pain along the affected nerve.

 

A few factors that can cause a disc to herniate.

  • Too much stress on the disc due to poor posture
  • Too much stress on the disc from being overweight
  • Injury
  • Combination of these factors

Below are a few potential symptoms of a herniated disc:

  • pain and numbness, most commonly on one side of the body
  • pain that extends to your arms and/or legs
  • pain that worsens at night
  • pain that worsens after standing or sitting
  • pain when walking short distances
  • unexplained muscle weakness
  • tingling, aching, or burning sensations in the affected area

and did you know chiropractic spinal manipulation has been demonstrated to be a safe and effective tool in the management of disc problems.