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Herniated Disc Treatment in The Woodlands

Patient suffering from back pain because of Herniated Disc

If you are looking for help with herniated disc treatment in The Woodlands, it would be our pleasure to assist you. We are Core Health Spine & Rehab, and we have a tremendous amount of experience helping patients of all backgrounds recover from a herniated disc. We offer professional chiropractic care that can help you address this common cause of neck and back pain. Learn more about how we can help you recover from a herniated disc.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

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So, what is a herniated disc? A herniated disc takes place when one of the discs in between your vertebrae ruptures. Your spine is made up of a network of bony vertebrae that protect your spinal cord. Then, you have discs separating the vertebrae, preventing them from rubbing against each other. There are some situations where these discs can rupture, leading to a herniated disc. The most common location for a disc to rupture is in the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine, between L3 and L4 or between L4 and L5. Herniated discs are also common in the cervical (neck) region of the spine.

If you suffer a herniated disc, there are several symptoms you may feel. These include:

  • You might experience back pain or neck pain that can change depending on your position.
  • You may notice shooting pains that travel from your back down your leg or from your neck down your arm.
  • You could have a difficult time sitting or walking for a long amount of time.

Therefore, it is important to take a closer look at the causes of a herniated disc.

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

Similar to other conditions, there are numerous causes of a herniated disc that you should know. Some of the most common causes include:

Injury

Couple involved into car accident

One of the most common causes of a herniated disc is a traumatic injury. For example, it is not unusual for people to suffer a herniated disc if they lift heavy objects without the proper technique. If you put a lot of stress on your back instead of on your legs, you could suffer a herniated disc.

There are also many people who suffer a herniated disc in a motor vehicle accident. When your torso flies forward and a motor vehicle collision, you could suffer a herniated disc.

Wear and Tear or Degeneration

You might also develop a herniated disc due to wear and tear or degeneration. Gradually, your spinal discs could dehydrate. When this happens, they are less able to resist daily stress, which could lead to a herniated disc. It is important for you to take care of your back to limit this risk, and a chiropractor can help you do that.

Degeneration and Injury Combination

Chiropractor doing the chiropractic adjustments to the patient

Ultimately, many herniated discs are caused by a combination of degeneration and traumatic injuries. Over time, your spinal column could begin to degenerate, meaning that your discs are less able to resist acute stress. Then, a relatively innocuous event could lead to a herniated disc. For example, something as simple as a sneeze could cause one of the discs in your spinal column to rupture. That is why it is important for you to visit a chiropractor to ensure your back and spine are healthy.

Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Treatments for Herniated Disc

If you are looking for a way to treat a herniated disc, it would be our pleasure to help you. We are Core Health Spine & Rehabilitation, and we provide you with access to a chiropractor with expertise and experience in treating herniated discs.  With chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy we can effectively treat a herniated disc while also limiting your possible complications and side effects.

Our chiropractors and physical therapists have a tremendous amount of experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with a herniated disc. We have same-day appointments available, and we always customize our treatment plans to meet your needs. If you would like to learn more about herniated disc treatment in the Woodlands, please contact us to schedule an appointment by calling 281-364-2673 to speak to our team!

With chiropractic care, physical therapy, and pain management under one roof, we offer the most direct path to healing for everyone—including speciality services for babies, children, and pregnant moms.
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