In order to understand what a disc herniation is let us talk briefly about how the spine is built.
Between the vertebrae of the spine are the discs that cushion and minimize impact from movement within the spinal column.
Ligaments attach at the vertebrae and surround the discs.
With age or injury, disc degeneration occurs, and the central portion of the disc can rupture and move through the outer part of the disc.
This rupture is known as a herniated disc and most commonly occurs in the lower back.
The symptoms of disc herniation range from no symptoms to severe neurological impairment.
The symptoms vary based on which area of the back the herniated disc lies.
Some of the classical symptoms of disc herniation include:
- Arm Pain
- Leg Pain
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Problems Walking
- Loss of Bowel or Bladder Control
Dr. Janmohamed, a Calgary Chiropractor, is trained to diagnose and conservatively manage Disc Herniations.
Chiropractic care has been proven safe and effective in the management of disc herniations. Chiropractic has also been shown to decrease the rate of surgery for patients that are confirmed, surgical candidates.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of disc herniation.
If you think you have, or have been diagnosed with Disc herniation and would like to stop the pain, then contact us now.