Herniated Disc

5th Avenue Chiropractic, PLLC

Chiropractors located in Midtown, New York, NY

Do you have back pain that travels down your leg or into your arm? Are you experiencing unexplained numbness in your extremities? You may have a herniated disc. The team of experts at 5th Avenue Chiropractic, with an office located in the Midtown West area of New York City, provides noninvasive treatment for herniated discs to relieve your pain and discomfort and improve your quality of life. To get the help you need for your herniated disc and the resulting back pain, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Herniated Disc Q & A

What is a herniated disc?

A herniated disc, also referred to as a bulging disc, occurs when the rubbery cushion that separates your vertebral bones becomes damaged or torn, allowing the gel-like center to leak out and irritate the nerves that run along your spinal cord. You can develop a herniated disc in any part of your spine, but they most often occur in the lumbar spine, where the vertebral bones make up your lower back.

Herniated discs often develop from the degeneration and drying out of the disc that occurs as you get older, making it more susceptible to damage. You may be at greater risk of developing a herniated disc if you have a physically demanding job or you’re overweight or obese. An injury to your back can also lead to a herniated disc.

What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?

Radiating pain is the most common symptom of a herniated disc. However, not everyone with a herniated disc develops symptoms.

Other symptoms of a herniated or bulging disc include:

  • Intense pain in your arm, buttock, or leg
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle weakness

You should seek help from the experts at 5th Avenue Chiropractic as soon as you start to notice symptoms. Starting conservative chiropractic treatment early for your herniated disc may help prevent damage to your nerve and more serious complications.

How can chiropractic care improve my herniated disc?

The experts at 5th Avenue Chiropractic can provide treatment to help relieve your symptoms through gentle spinal manipulation, which aligns your spine to reduce the pressure on your nerve and provide relief from your pain.

5th Avenue Chiropractic is a full-service health practice and may also recommend massage therapy to reduce muscle tension and nerve irritation, as well as physical therapy to improve muscle strength and posture to reduce your risk of a recurrence of your herniated disc.

Chiropractic care is an effective nonsurgical solution for pain and discomfort caused by a herniated disc, and regular treatments may help reduce your need for medication. To get relief from your back pain from the back specialists, call 5th Avenue Chiropractic today or request a consultation online.