A healthy back is crucial to everyday life. From being able to sit comfortably in a chair to picking up your children, your back is vital in every way and back pain can be painful and limiting .

If you suffer from back pain due to a herniated or slipped disc, our experienced doctors at Cobb Chiropractic have the methods and skills to help treat individuals in Greensboro.

Herniated discs can cause a lot of pain, and knowing you will receive the utmost care and attention from qualified chiropractics is the first step of recovery.

So what are Herniated Discs?

Before diving into herniated discs, let's discuss what discs do for our spine.

Discs are the little pads that separate the sections of our spine and they ease the blow and impact our spine suffers. Think of the disc as sort of a jelly donut, with the soft inner section concealed by a harden, exterior layer.

When the inner, "jelly-like" substance seeps out through the hardened exterior, that is considered a herniated disc. Herniated discs are also called slipped discs and pinched nerves.

The most common area for a herniated disc to occur in the spine is in the lower back between the fourth and fifth vertebrae. This is the case because these vertebrae bear the brunt of so much upper body strain.

Causes of Herniated Discs

The cause of herniated discs is not often easy to precisely pinpoint. While it could have been improperly using the back muscles, it is rarely a traumatic injury or accident that immediately and subsequently turns into a herniated disc injury.

While it is possible for actions, such as, lifting a heavy box or object with back muscles instead of leg muscles to can lead to a herniated disc, it is more commonly gradual and age-related wear and tear and Degenerative Disc Disease.

Herniated Disc Symptoms

Slipped discs should be taken very seriously. When it comes to slipped discs, the exact location of the herniated disc in your spine will determine the type of symptom you experience. 

Herniated discs are most common in the lower back, however, it is entirely possible for a herniated disc to occur at the cervical spine and affect your neck.

Therefore, it is vital that if you suspect you may be suffering from a herniated disc you consult a medical professional immediately. Chiropractors at Cobb Chiropractic have the experience and training to properly diagnose the location of your herniated disc based on symptoms and devise the best plan going forward.

Symptoms of a herniated disc could include any of the following :

  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Numbness
  • Arm/bicep pain
  • Weakness gripping
  • Shoulder pain
  • Nerve pain

Call Cobb Chiropractic Clinic First!

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, find a chiropractor near you and take action against any pain and discomfort you are feeling.

Every person is different, you should find a chiropractor that will personalize and treat you with specific care.

At Cobb Chiropractic, the goal is to create a patient-first care that treats each individual condition.

If you are suffering from a slipped disc or herniated disc and would like an option that is natural and doesn't involve surgery, schedule an appointment with our Dr. Cobb now.

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