A Herniated Disc is where the gel-like inner substance of the disc breaks through the rubbery outer structure of the intervertebral disc. Most herniated discs occur in the lumbar region of the spine because that part carries most of your weight. As we age, we are more at risk for herniated discs because each year, the elasticity and water content of the disc reduces. Herniated discs can also occur from incorrect lifting or a twisting movement. Bulging Discs are more susceptible to becoming herniated if not treated.
A herniated disc can cause a wide-variety of pain throughout the body. While many traditional medical doctors will jump quickly to evasive surgical procedures, at Wesley chapel, we look for non-evasive treatments like chiropractic care and spinal decompression therapy before ever recommending surgical alternatives.
Contact your Physician today to have a vertebrae screening and look at potential treatments and therapies that can relieve the pain you are experiencing. We look forward to helping you return to an active, healthy lifestyle!