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OUR PLANO CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC OFFERS HELP FOR PATIENTS WITH DISC PAIN
At our Plano Chiropractic Clinic, our doctors often are asked to talk about the causes of a herniated disc. This common condition is also referred to as a bulging disc or a ruptured disc.
Whatever you call this uncomfortable condition, it can lead to excruciating neck and back pain. Sometimes a disc problem may reveal itself in the form of sciatica – a burning pain that travels down the buttock into the lower leg. Other times the symptoms may be less severe; manifesting as a mild tingling or numbness in the foot or leg.
To understand the cause of a bulging disc, you must first have an idea of how the spine functions. Our spine is comprised of many bony vertebrae stacked together in building block fashion. Between each vertebrae is a soft cushiony pad called a disc. To help patients visualize the composition of a disc, our Plano chiropractors often use the analogy of a jelly donut. Like a jelly donut, our discs are comprised of a firm outer layer and a softer center.
Our discs act like shock absorbers, helping to minimize the impact that movement has upon the spinal column. Often through aging or injury, the ligaments that support the vertebrae may weaken resulting in excessive pressure being applied to the discs. This pressure can sometimes result in a “hernation”.
In the case of a herniated disc, the soft disc center ruptures through the outer layer resulting in a disc bulge. This bulge can cause extreme pain when it presses upon surrounding nerves.
When should you seek the help of our Plano Chiropractors?
We recommend you call our Plano Chiropractic Clinic if:
- You experience chronic low back pain
- You have tingling or numbness in your arms and hands
- You have tingling or numbness in your legs and feet
- You feel a sharp pain shooting down the buttock into the thigh and leg
- You experience weakness in your arms or legs
Our Plano Chiropractors have successfully helped hundreds of patient get relief without drugs, painful injections or surgery. This remarkable outcome is achieved through gentle chiropractic adjustments which safely realign the spine. When the spine is realigned, pressure is relieved and the nerves can return to normal function . In addition to realigning the spine, our doctors will help retrain the muscles and ligiments – so that you’ll be less likely to suffer re-injury and more likely to experience long-lasting results.
If you’re a Plano resident looking for a chiropractor with the experience and skills to help you feel better naturally, Give us a call to schedule a consultation. We’ll take time to answer all your questions and help you determine if our drug-free therapy is the right option for you.