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Herniated Disc FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Herniated Disc Relief

For many people, a herniated disc can be a painful condition. If you find yourself with this ailment, visiting your Jupiter, FL chiropractor from La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab can help you find relief. These questions explain more about the causes and symptoms of disc herniation, and how you can benefit from chiropractic treatment.

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What is disc herniation?

Between the vertebrae of your spine are gel-like cushions called discs, which function like shock absorbers in protecting your spine from trauma. They also keep your bones from running against each other and causing pain. Age, injury, or disease can cause a disc to herniate or rupture, resulting in discomfort and pain. Although a herniated disc can occur anywhere in your spine, it’s more common in your lower back or neck.

What can cause a herniated disc?

Spinal discs tend to weaken and degenerate as you age, which can eventually lead to disc rupturing. Obesity and pregnancy can contribute to this problem, due to the extra strain these conditions put on your neck and back. Accidental injury is another potential cause of herniated discs. For example, if you do a lot of heavy lifting, you risk suffering a herniated disc due to undue stress on your spine.

What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?

Some of the most common symptoms of a herniated disc are:

  • Pain in your lower back or neck
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tingling or numbness in your arms and legs

You may have limited mobility due to pain, which can lower your quality of life.

How can chiropractic care help with disc herniation?

Your Jupiter, FL chiropractor offers several solutions to relieve pain and restore body function. In many instances, chiropractic care can eliminate the need for surgery or prescription drugs to relieve pain. After a comprehensive exam, we can customize a treatment plan. This may include the following chiropractic therapies:

Spinal adjustments to realign misplaced structures compress your nerves and cause pain. Adjustments help restore balance to your spinal system, so your body can function normally again.

Spinal decompression stretches the spine to relieve pressure from spinal nerves and allow your herniated disc to return to its proper position. Corrective exercises strengthen your core muscles, improve mobility, and restore flexibility to your spine.

Contact Our Chiropractor for Herniated Disc Treatment

To schedule a chiropractic disc herniation treatment consultation, contact La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab, Jupiter, FL, at 561-501-0129.

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