Capitol Rehab of Crofton Offers Help For Herniated Disc Problems
Herniated discs are a common problem that affects millions of people, causing pain and problems with movement. Chiropractic treatment offers a drug-free, non-invasive method of treating these problems, to allow individuals greater comfort and freedom of movement. At Capitol Rehab of Crofton in Crofton, MD, we offer chiropractic care to relieve herniated disc symptoms.
Understanding Herniated Discs
The spinal discs are rounded pads of tissue, filled with a gel-like substance, that help to cushion the vertebrae of the spine. Under certain conditions, these pads can rupture, allowing some of the gel to spill out, which results in a bulging disc. The lack of proper cushioning causes pressure on muscles and nerves that can cause pain, difficulty with movement and symptoms of nerve impingement.
Causes of Herniated Disc Problems
Some herniated discs occur due to a hereditary vulnerability in the spine and spinal discs. Work activities can contribute to disc problems. If you are carrying excess weight, you may be at higher risk for disc problems.
Herniated Disc Symptoms
A herniated disc can occur in the lower back or in the upper spine. The individual may experience pain on movement, which may be intense in the arms, legs or buttocks. Numbness and tingling may also occur. You may experience muscles weakness in the arms, hands or legs. Severe cases may lead to loss of sensation in the pelvic area or loss of bladder or bowel control.
Chiropractic Treatment For Herniated Disc
Your chiropractor in Crofton can utilize a number of specialized techniques to help herniated disc symptoms. Manual adjustment helps to re-align spinal structures, relieving pressure on muscles and nerves for easier movement. Physical therapy strengthens muscles and improves range of motion. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical way to gently separate the spinal vertebrae and discs, to return them to normal position. Massage therapy soothes strained muscles and improves healing in affected tissues. Acupuncture, which uses fine needles inserted at specific points in the body, is used to relieve pain, without the use of drugs.
Make Capitol Rehab of Crofton Your Chiropractor in Crofton, MD
Dr. McClenny, Dr. Hancock and the staff at Capitol Rehab of Crofton use their years of experience to help their patients in Crofton, MD and nearby communities achieve relief from pain and better physical function. We provide care for a broad range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder discomfort, headaches and auto accident injuries. Call Capitol Rehab of Crofton today at (410) 451-3561 for an appointment to learn about techniques that can offer relief from herniated disc symptoms.