Do you suffer from or are you being told that you have a herniated disc?
Over 70% of our patients suffer from a herniated disc and nobody offers the comprehensive care that Spinal Recovery Center does in Warren, Michigan area. All Herniated Disc Therapy is designed the same, but not all physicians are the same!
You are a candidate for this treatment if you have:
A herniated disc occurs when the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing. This can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg.
Most herniated discs result from gradual, age-related wear and tear called disc degeneration. Other contributing factors include improper lifting, sudden pressure on the spine, or a combination of both.
Common symptoms include arm or leg pain, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, and even issues with bladder or bowel control if the herniated disc is pressing on the nerves.
A physical examination, combined with a review of medical history, is usually the first step. Further imaging tests such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans may be required to confirm the diagnosis and assess the extent of the condition.
Treatment can range from self-care measures, such as rest and over-the-counter pain relievers, to more advanced options like physical therapy, steroid injections, or in severe cases, surgery.
In many cases, a herniated disc does improve on its own with a combination of rest, physical therapy, and medication. However, for some severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary.
Regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, practicing good posture, and using proper lifting techniques can all help manage symptoms and reduce the risk of further complications.
While certain exercises may initially cause discomfort, specific low-impact exercises and physical therapy can actually improve symptoms and help prevent future recurrences.
Long-term effects can vary, but in many cases, individuals can manage symptoms effectively, leading normal, active lives. However, some cases may result in chronic pain or even nerve damage if left untreated.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, incorporating regular exercise, practicing good posture, and using proper lifting techniques can all significantly reduce the risk of developing a herniated disc.
Don't let pain control your life. At the Spinal Recovery Center, we can help you get back to doing the things you love. We offer a comprehensive range of pain management services, from chiropractic care to physical therapy to massage therapy. Our team of experts will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve your pain management goals.