How To Know if you have a Disc Herniation
Your spine is designed to provide support and structure for your body as well as for connecting various parts of your musculoskeletal system. Your spine plays an intricate role in every activity you do, including sitting, standing, walking, and turning. The spine contains small bones, known as vertebrae and intervertebral discs between each vertebra to cushion the bones and absorb shock. A herniated disc affects the “cushions” between the vertebrae. When a disc is herniated, it pushes through the vertebra, resulting in pinched nerves, pain, numbness, and a variety of other symptoms. At Rumley Family Chiropractic in Winter Park, FL, we have been diagnosing and treating herniated discs for many years.
Disc Herniation Symptoms
Although it’s always recommended that you seek a professional medical diagnosis, self-diagnosis, meaning understanding the common symptoms can lead you in the right direction, which is contacting your chiropractor for an exam. Some of the most common symptoms of disc herniation include:
- Pain while sitting
- Pain that radiates through the legs, thighs, and/or feet
- Tingling in one or both legs
- Muscle weakness in the legs and/or arms
- Pain that is aggravated by activities, even something like sneezing or coughing may aggravate a herniated disc
- Numbness in the legs, which may cause stumbling or difficulty walking
- Pain in the legs or arms
- Muscle spasms
- Pain worsens at night, especially if you sleep on your stomach
If you have been experiencing back pain for a while, it’s a good idea to seek medical attention. It’s especially important to seek medical attention if your symptoms are interfering with your ability to perform certain actions or if they are having a significant impact on your daily living. Over time, a herniated disc that goes untreated may lead to severe pain, nerve damage, or sensitive nerves. Do not risk the health of your spine. Seek advice and treatment recommendations from our chiropractor in Winter Park FL.
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Call Rumley Family Chiropractic today at (407) 277-0046 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.