Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc


Our Chiropactors treat Herniated Disc effectively considering a person as an integrated being, giving special attention to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves utilizing various techniques to achieve optimal results at all of our San Diego chiropractic office locations

The disc is the soft tissue in between the vertebrae that allow for increased motion as well as shock absorbtion. It has a soft inner component that when stressed can begin to bulge or exitit the outer edges of the disc itself. This direct applies pressure to the exiting nerve or creates enough inflammation to irritate the nerve.

Research indicates that the disc is responsible for as of significant amount of problems in relation to Neck and Back pain. The Disc does not contain a blood supply past the age of adolescence so unlike most other structures of the body it does not receive oxygen and nutrients with every beat of the heart. It receives it’s nutrient through a process diffusion which occurs through compression and decompression of the disc. This allows for the bringing in of and pushing out of nutrients and waste similar to squeezing a sponge and then letting go.

Sypmtoms typically start as discomfort and stiffness travel down specific regions of the arm or leg. Nerves of the neck travel into the arms and nerves of the lowback travel into the legs. Thus creating symptoms in each region respectively. This can be sharp shooting pain or numbness, tingling, lack of sensation. It can be constant or position or activities related.

Our Doctors will locate and detect areas of the concern in regards to your herniated disc. Once the source is determined through a detailed exam then our chiropractors will utilize chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy modalities, therapeutic stretches and exercises to correct the underlying cause of the problem.

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