A herniated disc can cause pain, numbness, and limited mobility. At Riverbend Family Chiropractic in Destrehan, LA, our chiropractor, Dr. Adam Roussel, provides various treatment to help alleviate leg pain, back pain, and weakness due to a herniated disc. To learn more about herniated discs and why treatment is important, we invite you to keep reading!
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
A herniated disc can happen over time from an injury that affects the disc. A herniated disc occurs when the disc wall to tear and fluid to leak out. As a result, your vertebrae will come closer together, which can pinch nerve endings, cause spinal alignment problems, and lead to pain. Some symptoms of a herniated disc include numbness or tingling in your arms or legs, pain, poor range of motion, and reduced mobility. If you have a herniated disc, it is important to seek prompt treated, as the pain can become chronic.
Treatment for a Herniated Disc
Our chiropractor may utilize various treatments to help with your herniated disc. We will perform chiropractic adjustments, which will help to open up the space between vertebrae and provide the disc room needed to heal. Decompression techniques are used to stretch out the affected region and decrease pressure on the nerve endings. In addition, hot and cold therapy can be used to manage tight muscles, while ultrasound therapy can improve circulation in the afflicted area.
What to Expect from Chiropractic Care
Chiroptic care can be beneficial in healing your herniated disc, however, it will take some time. While you may experience relief after your first session, it’s important to have consistent treatment for the disc to heal. Chiropractic treatment is progressive, and each appointment will help reduce the strain on your so it can heal naturally. We will also teach you exercises at our office that an help strengthen your core muscles and improve your posture, which can eliminate the strain on your spine.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing pain due to a herniated disc, our team at Riverbend Family Chiropractic in Destrehan, LA, can help. We offer a variety of chiropractic treatments that are designed to relieve your discomfort and improve your overall health. To schedule your initial consultation, contact us at (985) 307-0977 today.