Disc Herniation, Barrie, ON

Disc Herniation, Barrie, ON
Disc Herniation, Barrie, ON Posted by Optimum Wellness December 14th, 2016

If you think you may be suffering from a disc herniation, you should visit our Barrie, ON office for evaluation.

470554733-Disc HerniationIf you are suffering from ongoing back or neck pain, there is a chance you could have a disc herniation. Potentially affecting any part of your spine from your neck to your lower back, disc herniation (also commonly known as a “slipped disc” or “bulging disc”) can cause discomfort, weakness, or numbness in an arm or leg.

Disc herniation occurs when there is a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (discs) between the individual vertebrae that make up the spine. Spinal discs are reminiscent of a jelly donut, with a soft centre encased in a sturdier exterior. When a disc herniation occurs, some of the softer “jelly” escapes through a crack in the outer exterior.

Some of the most common symptoms of disc herniation are:

  • Ongoing, severe back or neck pain
  • Radiating pain into the arm(s) or leg(s)
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle weakness

With chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractors can help correct the symptoms of disc herniation. After a thorough assessment of your issues, our chiropractor will develop a treatment plan for you that may include spinal manipulation, therapeutic exercises, pelvic blocking techniques, flexion-distraction techniques, and/or manual therapy. Specific to your pain, treatments will be designed to improve your mobility, activity level, and overall health.

After treatments, you should begin to feel major improvement with your disc herniation. If you are experiencing any pain, numbness, or tingling, give us a call at Optimum Wellness in Barrie, ON. Our chiropractors will meet with you to assess your problems and create an effective treatment plan based on your individual needs. Don’t live your life in discomfort–call us today for your first appointment!

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