Herniated Disc Pain Relief in Scottsdale and Phoenix
Sciatica, lower back pain, even neck pain and numbness in the arms and hands—all of these could be symptoms of a herniated disc, depending on which of the spine’s discs has herniated (split open). Although people usually experience it as a sudden injury (when lifting something, twisting or even sneezing), herniated discs often start as bulging discs that worsen over time before they herniate. Prevention through regular chiropractic care from your Scottsdale or Phoenix chiropractor) is usually the best treatment, but we can provide effective after-the-fact pain relief treatment too.
What is a Herniated Disc?
Intervertebral discs cushion the space between each of your vertebrae and allow nerves to pass through from the spinal cord out to the rest of your body. Sometimes, long-term poor posture presses unevenly on the disc, causing it to bulge, making the outer covering of the disc weaker. This is a “bulging disc” condition and it may not create any symptoms.
Then one day, a sneeze, a twist, a lift, or sudden injury causes this outer covering to break open and the gel-like nucleus extrudes out, pinching nerves. This can cause shooting pains in areas impacted by the pinched nerve. This is a herniated disc. Some cases of back pain, neck pain, sciatica and other problems can be caused by herniated discs.
NOTE: Sometimes people call herniated discs “slipped discs” or “ruptured discs”.
Chiropractic Care for Herniated Disc Back Pain
Chiropractic care, physiotherapy and medical pain management treatment modalities at Camelback Medical Centers can help you get the relief you need quickly while also helping your herniated disc heal:
- Chiropractic care—Your chiropractor correctly aligns your spine so vertebrae do not place uneven pressure on discs and nerves.
- Physiotherapy—An individualized therapeutic exercise program can bolster core strength to help you maintain correct posture. We can also advise you on correct ergonomics and posture so that you avoid future situations that could cause bulging and herniated discs.
- Pain management—Our medical team has a variety of pain relief options that can help you stay comfortable as the work of healing continues with your chiropractor and physiotherapy team.
Visit Your Chiropractor in Phoenix and Scottsdale for Herniated Disc Treatment
If a herniated disc has you out of commission, contact your Phoenix or Scottsdale chiropractor at Camelback Medical Centers for injury treatment and pain relief today:
- Phoenix: (623) 872-0002
- Scottsdale: (480) 945-0008