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Herniated Disc

Are you experiencing pain in your lower back or your neck? Do you think that you may have a herniated disk? If so, you should seek professional treatment from the chiropractic team at Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine whether or not a herniated disc is responsible for your pain and immobility and perform treatment accordingly.

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What is a Herniated Disk?

A herniated disk occurs when a spinal disk is pushed out into the spinal canal because of a tear or rupture. Disks are round with a tough outer layer and are located between the vertebra of the spine, acting as shock absorbers. The level of pain experienced when a disc ruptures depends if it ends up pressing on a nerve or not. If it is, you will experience a combination of pain, numbness, and weakness in the area of the body connected to the irritated nerve. Herniated disc pain is usually felt in the neck and lower back. 

Causes

It is surprisingly easy to experience a herniated disc. Any single strain or minor injury could cause a disc to rupture. As you grow older, your chances of suffering from disc herniation increase. As we age, the disc material degenerates naturally and the ligaments that hold them in place begin to weaken. This means that any minor strain or a twisting movement can cause a herniated disk. Factors that further increase your chances of suffering from disc herniation include:

  • Weight
  • Occupation
  • Genetics
  • Smoking

Treatment

Our chiropractor can relieve the back and neck pain you are experiencing due to disc herniation. Chiropractic adjustments will reduce your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to repair itself. By restoring your spine’s natural alignment, our chiropractor will also reduce your chances of experiencing another herniated disc in the future. Gentle stretches will take pressure off of your spinal structures. Chiropractic adjustments performed will depend on the location and severity of your herniated disc.

Contact Our Chiropractor for Back Pain Relief in Houma, LA and Thibodaux, LA

If you live in the Houma or Thibodaux, LA and need chiropractic treatment for back pain caused by a herniated disk, contact Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation today. For more information on chiropractic care for herniated disc treatment or to schedule an appointment, call us or schedule an appointment online.