A herniated disc may occur in the neck or back, causing pain and numbness. Dr. Kenyon of Rivergate Chiropractic offers a variety of treatments for patients with herniated discs. If you live in the Madison, Tennessee area and need relief from disc herniation symptoms, call us to schedule an appointment.
Discs are structures in the spine that provide cushioning between the vertebrae as the body moves. When a disc becomes herniated, the outer layer of the disc tears, allowing the softer center to leak out. This leads to pressure on nearby nerves, which causes pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling. Some patients experience pain down the arms or legs, depending on the location of the damaged disc.
In most cases, herniated discs result from the normal wear and tear that occurs with aging. This gradual degeneration makes tears in the discs more likely. However, in some cases, a disc may herniate because of a traumatic event, such as a fall or car accident. Physical characteristics, such as being overweight, may put a person at higher risk for developing a herniated disc. Occupations that require bending, lifting, pushing, and pulling may also raise the risk of herniated discs.
When a patient comes in with the symptoms of a herniated disc, Dr. Kenyon begins by determining the source of the issue. Once he has confirmed the diagnosis and established the location of the herniated disc, he develops a treatment plan to help the patient improve their condition. This treatment plan will seek to deal with the symptoms, as well as to address any factors that may put the patient at risk for future disc problems.
While some people with herniated discs may eventually need surgery, it’s not necessary for most patients. Dr. Kenyon can help patients to alleviate the symptoms of a herniated disc with non-invasive, gentle chiropractic care. This treatment can reduce pain and increase stability in the area to prevent further complications. If you’re suffering from a herniated disc, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Kenyon at Rivergate Chiropractic.
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