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Herniated Discs: What You Should Know 



Woman suffers from back pain before visiting a chiropractor in Schererville.

One of the most common causes of pain are herniated discs. If you think that you may have a herniated disc, it’s important to get it examined immediately. A herniated disc is a common problem that’s easily treated by our doctors at Motus Integrative Health. Here’s what you need to know about this painful condition. 

What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc happens when there’s an issue with one of the discs in your spine. There’s a layer of soft tissue in between each of the bones that make up the spine. Also called a ruptured disc or slipped disc, a spinal disc becomes “herniated” when the soft tissue is pushed to the outside of the bone, causing pain, tingling, and even numbness.  

Herniated discs don’t always have a known cause. Sometimes, it happens due to a specific incident or injury. For instance, falls, accidents and other events involving force can distend the soft tissue in your spine. In other cases, it can be attributed to aging or arthritis. Regardless of its cause, our doctors can help you overcome the pain. 

How Do I Know If I Have a Herniated Disc?

It’s not always easy to determine what’s causing your pain, especially if it’s caused by a herniated disc. Many times, back pain has a number of potential causes, both lifestyle factors, and other problems. When it comes to a herniated disc, there are a few signs that you should pay attention to. The major symptom is pain. The pain can be anywhere along your spine, especially in your lower back. It ranges from dull to sharp but also can have no symptoms at all. 

Other times, it shows up as arm or leg numbness. A doctor’s advice is necessary to determine whether you have a herniated disc or something else. 

Treating a Herniated Disc

If you suspect you have a herniated disc, the first thing you should do is get a check-up. Once you’ve determined that you have a herniated disc, you can visit our physicians at a consultation to determine how you should go about treating it. Herniated discs can be troublesome. If you are hoping to avoid surgery, your best bet is to try other treatments before resorting to larger measures. Of course, it all depends on the jurisdiction of your primary doctor and the advice of our team. 

At Motus Integrative Health, we offer a range of treatments to reduce pain caused by a herniated disc. One of our most popular treatments is chiropractic. Chiropractic is helpful because it directly targets the spine, helping to reduce pain from its source. As we treat your spine, the associated pain and numbness will also be reduced, helping you improve your activity levels and get back on track to a more active, fulfilling lifestyle. 

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Herniated discs are no problem for our chiropractors. We’ve helped hundreds of clients with this very condition at Motus Integrative Health! Come visit us today to determine which of our treatments would be best for your needs and condition. Call us to schedule your consultation!


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