Disc Injury Relief With Frisco Chiropractors

Bulging & Herniated Discs

Discs are pads that rest in between vertebrae. Their purpose is to minimize impact on the spinal column when movement takes place. Inside each disc is a softer, more liquid like component. Several things can occur to make the discs and ligaments surrounding them hurt and swell. Our Frisco, TX, chiropractors have years of experience dealing with disc injuries and can help ease the pain from them.

Causes of Disc Injuries

The most common reasons for disc injury can be something as simple as normal wear and tear or something serious, such as in an auto accident. A bulging disc is when the outer portion of the disc swells and weakens due to old age. A herniated disc is generally the result of an injury. The disc ruptures causing the soft inside of the disc to leak out and press on surrounding nerves and ligaments. Herniated discs are a common cause of acute low back pain.

Possible Disc Injury Symptoms

  • Shooting pain down the leg and buttocks
  • Pain when standing
  • Numbness or tingling in the leg
  • Localized spinal pain
  • Severe pain down both legs
  • Incontinence

It is also possible to have a bulging or herniated disc and not feel anything. It generally only causes pain when it is pressing on a nerve in the spine.

Treatment of Herniated Discs

Treatment really depends on the severity of your pain and how affected your movement is. The best first approach would be to rest and avoid further injury. If your movement has become limited due to the pain, physiotherapy is an option we can offer you.

Chiropractic Conditions

If you believe you are experiencing pain due to a herniated disc, call our Frisco chiropractors at 214-705-1799 or schedule an appointment here.