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Herniated Disc Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment from our Chiropractor in Yorkville

Herniated discs can make it near impossible to complete your daily activities without living in extreme pain. You will likely need to acquire medical care to resolve the herniated disc and resume your normal daily activities. You can work with our chiropractor in Yorkville, IL to alleviate the pain caused by herniated discs, so you can move forward with your life. At Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville, we will assess the level of damage to your spine and find the right treatment plan to follow your care. Learn more about herniated discs to breeze through this process without delay.

Man with a herniated disc needs chiropractic care.

Symptoms of Herniated Discs

Pain is the first sign of a herniated disc in your neck or back. The pain may come with tingling, burning, and numbness in the neck, back, shoulders and limbs. You may find that your muscles feel excessively weak and that all activities worsen your pain levels. Your ability to walk, run, jump and lift will likely be seriously compromised. Simply sitting or standing too long can cause the herniated disc to send shooting pains through your nerve fibers.

Causes of Herniated Discs

A herniated disc occurs as the outer section of the disc weakens and tears away, leaving the inner material exposed. Although this level of wear can occur with age, it is most commonly associated with acute trauma or repetitive motions. Improper lifting techniques, in particular, put excess stress on the disc material, resulting in its failure. Obesity and muscle weakness also increase your risk of developing a herniated disc.

Chiropractic Treatment for Herniated Discs

Chiropractic care uses noninvasive techniques to bring the body back to its proper alignment and relieve pain from herniated discs. You may need to have imaging tests performed to confirm the herniated disc diagnosis before moving forward with your chiropractic treatments. From that point, your chiropractor in Yorkville will determine the best combination of spinal adjustments, therapeutic exercises and massage therapy to help keep your pain levels under control.

Contact our Chiropractor in Yorkville for Relief from Herniated Disc Pain

We always take a personalized approach to caring for our patients with herniated discs and other medical problems. Our team will determine the appropriate treatments to use for the relief of the symptoms our patients experience. We welcome you to give us a call at 630-553-2111 to schedule an appointment at Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville. Give us a call today, so we can help you find the most convenient time to come in for your consultation appointment.

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