How to Know if You Have a Disc Herniation

Disc herniation is when the soft, cushiony inner core of the spine’s disc bulges or protrudes out through a tougher outer layer. A herniated disc can result in discomfort or pain. If you face pain or discomfort from a disc herniation, and live in the greater Jupiter, FL, area, contact Dr. August La Ruffa with us at La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab for relief of the symptoms of a disc herniation.

How to Know if Your Disc Is Herniated

Some herniated disc symptoms include the following:

Back/Neck Pain

A herniated disc creates pain in the related area. For example, a lower back herniation would radiate pain down through the hips and legs, whereas pain may radiate down the arms through the shoulders from a neck herniation.


Discs that are herniated can press on nerves creating pins/needles, numbness, or tingling sensations.

Radiating Pain

Pain from a herniated disc can cause pain in a larger region than just the affected area.

Muscle Weakness

A herniated disc compressing on a nerve may create weakness, making it difficult to walk to lift objects.

Worsening Symptoms with Movement

A disc that is herniated can become further aggravated by moving or bending, as this increases nerve pressure and pain.

Changes in Reflexes

In certain situations, a herniated disc may impact your reflexes.

Chiropractic Treatments for a Herniated Disc

Our chiropractor has different techniques to help manage disc herniation and its symptoms. These include chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression to stretch and realign the spine to allow the spinal disc to retract back into place, among others.

Get Chiropractic Care from Our Chiropractor for a Disc Herniation

Don't let go of your active Jupiter, FL, lifestyle due to the pain and discomfort from a herniated disc. Contact our leading Jupiter FL chiropractor, Dr. La Ruffa, or a member of our professional staff at (561) 745-1002.


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