Herniated Discs

Are you experiencing pain in your lower back or legs? It could be a herniated disc.

What is Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc occurs when the soft center of a spinal disc bulges out and presses on the nerves around it. This can cause a lot of discomfort and even debilitating pain. But don’t worry, there are solutions.

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc can occur for many reasons, including:

  • Age-related wear and tear
  • Repetitive motions or heavy lifting
  • Trauma or injury
  • Obesity
  • Genetics

Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

  • Lower back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Tingling or numbness in legs or feet
  • Weakness in legs or feet

How is a Herniated Disc Treated?

The good news is that herniated discs can be treated! Here are a few common solutions:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Pain medication
  • Epidural injections
  • Surgery (in severe cases)
  • It’s important to seek the advice of a healthcare professional if you are experiencing pain to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

Preventing Herniated Discs

There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing a herniated disc:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Good posture

Don’t let a herniated disc hold you back. Take control of your pain and get back to living life to the fullest.

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