Menu Close

Disc injury symptoms and treatment

Many people turn to Chiropractic care for safe and effective herniated disc injury treatment. This is sometimes referred to as a “slipped disc”, but discs don’t actually slip out of place. Discs can, however, bulge or herniate, causing pain at the site of injury. This can cause numbness, pain, tingling, and weakness to radiate down the arms or legs.

The pain and other symptoms from the disc injury putting pressure on the spinal nerves, may cause a “pinched nerve”. This then leads to inflammation, pain, and impaired function. Pressure on these nerves can cause your symptoms to travel away from the spine. The nerves of the neck travel down the shoulder and extend into the arms, hands, and fingers. This is why so many neck problems cause symptoms into the arm and hands. The nerves of the low back join to form the sciatic nerve, which travel down the legs into the feet. This is why the pinching of the low back nerves cause symptoms radiating down the leg also known as “sciatica”.

Many people turn to Chiropractic care for safe and effective herniated disc injury treatment. This is sometimes referred to as a “slipped disc”, but discs don’t actually slip out of place. Discs can, however, bulge or herniate, causing pain at the site of injury. This can cause numbness, pain, tingling, and weakness to radiate down the arms or legs.

The pain and other symptoms from the disc injury putting pressure on the spinal nerves, may cause a “pinched nerve”. This then leads to inflammation, pain, and impaired function. Pressure on these nerves can cause your symptoms to travel away from the spine. The nerves of the neck travel down the shoulder and extend into the arms, hands, and fingers. This is why so many neck problems cause symptoms into the arm and hands. The nerves of the low back join to form the sciatic nerve, which travel down the legs into the feet. This is why the pinching of the low back nerves cause symptoms radiating down the leg also known as “sciatica”.

Image of a herniated disc in the spinal column

What can cause disc injuries?

One of the most common causes of disc injuries are motor vehicle accidents. Specifically rear-end collision causing disc herniations to the cervical or lumbar spine. Disc injuries can occur by an acute trauma such as these, or can occur slowly over time from poor posture, improper lifting, or loss of normal spinal function (joint restrictions, misalignment’s, subluxations). Whatever the cause, disc injuries often respond very well with Chiropractic care.

Before diagnosing a disc injury, a thorough examination including orthopedic and neurologic testing is done. If necessary, X-rays or MRI studies will provide a definitive diagnosis of your injury A specific treatment plan will then be created for your unique injury. Spinal manipulations (adjustment) of the spine and extremity joints are very effective in restoring normal position and function to the joints, as well as to the surrounding muscles and nerves. This usually leads to a decrease in pain and faster a recovery.

Therapies available for my disc injury

Chiropracric and Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes offers several therapies and treatments for disc related injuries. Part of your treatment may include some of the following: Chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises, mechanical traction, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and/or cryotherapy, heat therapy. We may include Massage therapy & myofascial release techniques in conjunction with these other therapies in order to get the best results. Also, the doctor may arrange for an on-site evaluation of your workout routine and workplace to eliminate improper ergonomic conditions. Especially since this may be the exacerbation of your condition.

If you have symptoms of a herniated disc injury or nerve impingement, it’s recommended to schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. In the event that your condition requires additional medical attention, a referral to the proper specialist will be made promptly.  For more information on disc herniations and disc related injuries you may click here.

Logo for Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes
Dr. Michael White, Chiropractic Physician in Miami Lakes.

Herniated disc injury treatment near me

One of the most common causes of disc injuries are motor vehicle accidents. We offer herniated disc injury treatment at our Miami Lakes Chiropractic and Rehabilitation clinic. Our clinic also provides these treatments to the cities of Miami, Hialeah GardensDoral, Hialeah, and Miramar.

Our goal at Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes is to provide our patients with an exceptional experience and premier services from the moment you enter our office. We don’t expect our patients to wait days or even weeks for them to schedule their first appointment. Therefore we offer same day appointments to evaluate and treat your injury right away. Transportation is also available for all auto accident injuries to our clinic. 

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment you may call us directly at 305-570-1965 or fill out the form below. If you were involved in an auto accident we accept all car insurances for the coverage of your treatments. 

Book an appointment below.

Get rid of your pain today!

Submit
Health Insurance form