You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
With years of practice, our team at Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness has helped many patients heal from herniated discs. Our Lake Worth chiropractor, Dr. Cacic, answers some frequently asked questions he receives about herniated discs.
Your spinal discs are in between vertebra in the spine. Spinal discs absorb forces in the spine and permit mobility and stability in the spinal column.
A herniated disc happens when the outer cartilage layer of the disc tears, through which some of the inner gel-like fluid of the disc leaks out and may encroach upon nearby joints, nerve roots, or other tissues.
Anyone can get a herniated disc, but because discs become less elastic with age, our risk tends to increase as we get older.
The signs and symptoms (and sometimes there are none) of a herniated disc are primarily related to the degree to which the injured disc interferes with a nearby connective tissue. Common herniated disc symptoms include:
Herniated discs can appear to come out of nowhere. It often occurs due to a cumulation of factors such as poor posture, repetitive movement, poor nutrition, smoking, obesity, advancing age, physically demanding labor, or excessive sedentary behavior. Sometimes it can happen due to an acute trauma such as a slip, fall, or auto accident.
A slipped disc is a misnomer: there really is no such thing. Discs can bulge out of place (the inner gel substance gets abnormally squished and positioned but doesn't tear through the outer disc layer), herniate, or degenerate, but they don't "slip."
A chiropractor can offer several types of natural herniated disc treatment which will help heal the injured disc, relieve pressure on spinal nerves and nearby structures, and increase core stability and body mechanics to prevent recurring injury. Such services may include:
Contact our Lake Worth chiropractor today for effective and sustainable relief from your disc-related back pain. Call Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness at 561-547-2210 to schedule a consultation