For people with severe acute or chronic back pain, it can be difficult to complete even the most basic physical tasks such as walking, standing, or even sitting for long periods of time. In cases such as these, there is more than likely an underlying cause for your symptoms. One of the most common underlying causes for chronic or severe acute lower back pain is a herniated disc.
At Lake Marion Chiropractic Center in St Paul, MN, and Lakeville, MN, we want to help you find relief from your herniated disc and back pain through chiropractic care. At our clinic, you will feel at home and cared for, and can find relief from your symptoms in no time.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
Herniated disc is also known as bulging disc. The disc refers to the discs that sit between the vertebrae of the spinal column. These discs provide cushioning and support for the spine, making it possible for you to support your entire body. However, when damage occurs to these discs, nucleus pulpous fluid that fills them can leak out and cause irritation and compression of the surrounding nerves and tissues. This can lead to symptoms of a herniated disc, such as:
- Severe, sharp pain
- Pain in the lower back
- Pain that radiates to the lower extremities
- Pain when sitting or standing for long periods of time, or when doing physical activity
- Tingling and numbness in the lower extremities
These are just some of the many symptoms to look out for that can alert you could use the help of a on our team chiropractor.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me?
A chiropractor on our team can help determine treatment for your bulging disc. He or she will conduct a full physical exam to help determine the extent of your herniated discs. He or she will also help determine if your lower back pain or other symptoms are truly because of a herniated disc or another issue. Doing so will help them find the best treatment for your back pain.
Chiropractic care for herniated discs can include spinal decompression, also known as traction therapy. This is a treatment that is designed to gently stretch the spine and apply negative pressure to the disc, helping ease them back into place.
Find Relief from Herniated Disc with the Help of a Chiropractor on Our Team
A chiropractor at Lake Marion Chiropractic Center will help provide the best possible care to treat your bulging disc, either using spinal decompression or another technique. Call us at (952) 469-8385 to schedule an appointment and help find relief in St Paul, MN, or Lakeville, MN.