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Health

What is a herniated disc and how to get relief

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A herniated disc refers to a problem with one of the discs that sit between the vertebrae that stack to make your spine.

A herniated disc can occur in any part of the spine and can irritate a nearby nerve. Depending on the location of the disc, it can cause pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg.

Disc herniation can happen to anyone, but they don’t have to disrupt your life.

The condition can be debilitating and restrict your physical activity, but a disc herniation doesn’t have to keep you on the sideline for long. Risk factors for a herniated disc include excess body weight, which causes extra stress on the discs in your lower back, occupation with repetitive lifting, pushing or bending, genetics, and smoking.

You should see your doctor if your neck or back pain travels down your arm or leg, or if you experience numbness, tingling or weakness.

Pure Health in Aurora offers spinal decompression, which helps heal herniated discs and aids in the recovery of injured ligaments and tissues.

The chiropractic doctors at Pure Health are also specially trained to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including disc herniation. Chiropractic care helps relieve pressure from the spinal nerves, providing almost instant relief!

According to a study by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics, 90 percent of patients with lumbar disc herniation can find relief with chiropractic care. Patients reported substantial improvements within three months of receiving their first chiropractic adjustment.

You can help prevent developing a herniated disc with exercises that strengthen the trunk muscles, maintaining good posture, maintaining a healthy weight, and quit smoking.

Pure Health Physical Medicine: 2116 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 112, Aurora, IL 60560: 630.897.1895 : www.getpurehealthnow.com