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3 things to know about disc herniation

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A herniated disc, which can occur anywhere along the spine, can be a very painful experience. Here are three things Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville wants you to know about this common spine disorder and its treatments:

1. What it is

A disc is considered herniated when its tough outer shell ruptures and allows the gelatinous substance to leak and press against nearby nerves. The cause of herniated or bulging discs varies from patient to patient. Discs wear out with time and use. Repetitive motions, lifting and twisting can damage discs, as can injuries, bone spurs and degenerative conditions. Bulging and herniated discs cause pain and disability anywhere along your spine.

2. How it is diagnosed by a doctor

Your doctor will ask you about your health history, perform a thorough examination, and may suggest an MRI or CT to diagnose the cause of your back pain.

3. How chiropractic care can treat the pain

In some cases, surgery may be required to repair herniated discs that cause total disability. In many other instances, physical therapy and chiropractic care can reduce pain and dysfunction without the need for risky surgery or dangerous drugs. How? A chiropractor moves the bones of the spine into correct alignment, which relieves excess pressure on diseased or damaged discs. Additionally, the chiropractors at Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville may prescribe non-surgical decompression treatment, a revolutionary new approach to treating herniated or bulging discs by creating extra space in a way that allows the disc to return to its normal position – without surgery or drugs. This therapy reduces pressure on nearby nerves to relieve pain and improve mobility.

If you are in need of relief from the pain and dysfunction associated with herniated and bulging discs, contact the chiropractic professionals at Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville.

Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville : 207 Hillcrest Avenue A : Yorkville, IL 60560 : 630.239.7284 : https://www.advancedphysicalmedicine.net/