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Herniated Discs

Herniated Disc Relief from Your Chiropractors in the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and surrounding NC Areas

Pain from a herniated disc can derail daily activities for some patients, preventing them from enjoying their preferred lifestyles.  Fortunately, treatment from any of our 16 chiropractors can achieve relief from this discomfort.  Patients who visit our Chiropractic Partners practice with a herniated disc complaint, each receive a treatment plan customized for their own individual needs!

woman suffering from a herniated disc

Overview of Herniated Discs

Every person’s spinal column consists of a number of structures.  Discs between spinal bones consist of a soft center covered by a hard surface.

Herniated discs can develop when events such as injury or even aging occur.  The actual herniation occurs when the soft material filling the center of a disc manages to push through a break in its hard covering.  Other common names for the same condition include a slipped, bulging, or ruptured disc.

Herniated Disc Symptoms

While some patients do not experience discomfort, this is unusual.  Many report considerable pain and other discomforts.

When herniation develops in a neck disc, the site of pain is most often in the shoulder or the arm.  With a herniated disc in the lower back, pain typically occurs in the buttocks, thigh, or calf. 

Some individuals report back pain, tingling, or numbness.  A herniated disc can also affect nerves linked to muscles.  When this occurs, patients sometimes experience muscle weakness that causes them to stumble or drop items.

Chiropractic Treatment Options

A common belief that chiropractic treatment is ineffective or too forceful to relieve discomfort from herniated discs is incorrect.  Chiropractors use only natural treatments that avoid medication or surgery to foster wellness.  The focus of chiropractic is finding the cause of each problem and eliminating it rather than merely trying to resolve symptoms.

At an initial consultation, our chiropractor conducts a comprehensive exam, reviews the patient’s health history, and discusses symptoms and complaints.  The exam includes noting any muscle wasting, reflex problems, or nerve sensation issues.

Each diagnosed patient receives a treatment plan customized to his or her needs.  Sometimes the plan includes a combination of options.  Gentler chiropractic therapies such as flexion-distraction and non-surgical decompression are ideal for achieving relief from herniated disc problems.

Schedule a Back Pain Consultation with Our Chiropractors

Is back pain interfering from the activities you used to love?  Our chiropractic team has been helping patients in the Triangle area get relief since 1995.  Be sure to call us today to schedule a consultation with our Chiropractic Partners chiropractors today at one of these 10 convenient offices:  Cary (919-467-7797), Clayton (919-550-9355), Durham-Chapel Hill (919-383-9890), Durham-Southpark Drive (919-572-2312), Fuquay-Varina (919-577-0660), Garner (919-772-1113), Raleigh-Midtown & North Hills (919-787-8883), Raleigh-North Raleigh (919-847-3122), Raleigh-Capital Blvd. (919-878-8848), or Wake Forest (919-556-2014). You may also call our corporate business manager at 919-785-3823 to answer specific questions or discuss our office locations. We also respond quickly through the Facebook messenger app.

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