How do you know if you have a herniated disc?
As we all get older, we become more prone to injuries, because our bodies just aren’t as elastic as they used to be. This is especially true for the gel-like inner substance of your spine’s discs. Every year you become a little more at risk for herniated discs (a condition where a stressed disc ruptures) as the elasticity and water content of your discs reduces overall.
But herniated discs aren’t just a problem for older people. Anyone can experience a disc herniation by incorrectly lifting or twisting the wrong way. And if you already have a bulging disc (a disc that is injured but still intact), your chances are greater that stress on the affected disc could cause it to rupture or become “herniated.”
A herniated disc can cause pain throughout your body, not just back pain. And while you may think of surgery being the only treatment for a herniated disc, at HealthSource we specialize in providing non-invasive treatments like chiropractic care and spinal decompression therapy.
A visit to your neighborhood HealthSource chiropractor will help you confirm whether you have a herniated disc, a bulging disc, or some other issue altogether. If you do have an injured disc, we’ll create an individual treatment plan to help you avoid surgery and get you back to enjoying your life, pain free.
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