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GET MOVING AGAIN AFTER A HERNIATED DISC
Do you suffer from back or neck pain? At times thispaincanradiate indicatingapotentialproblem with the discs.The bones in your spine are called thevertebrae.Thevertebraeareheld togetherand in place by ligaments and small discs that act as shock absorbers. These control your spine’s rangeofmovement,flexibilityandkeep thespinal cord safe from damage. However, when a disc is damaged, the inside can squeeze out of place and either bulge or herniate, leaving the spinal nervessusceptible todamage.When thisoccurs, the result is called a “herniated disc”, “slipped” or “ruptured disc.” Aherniateddisccanbe incrediblypainfulandcan cause a great deal of limitations on the body’s movement, thus hindering a person’s movement and overall ability to perform day-to-day tasks.
Aherniateddisccancauseavarietyofsymptoms including radiating pain down the arm or leg, depending if the herniated disc is in your neck or lowback.Bulgingdiscsarethebeginningphaseof herniateddiscs.Veryoftenpeoplehaveabulging discanddon’tevenknow it.Onlywhen theoutside of a bulging disc becomes irritated and effects the surrounding tissue does it begin to cause backache, generally in the same area and not down the leg. Aherniateddisc in theneckcanbe justaspainful as a herniated disc in the back. Arm pain from a neck herniated disc is one of the more common neck conditions treated by our spine specialists. Although a neck herniated disc may start from injury to the spine, the symptoms, including arm pain,commonlystartfrompoorpostureormuscle
strains. The arm pain from a neck herniated disc occurs because the herniated disc material “pinches” or presses on a nerve, causing pain to radiate along the nerve down the arm. Our specialized physical therapists are trained to examine your spine and movement to find the root cause of your problem. Then we work with you and your doctor to put together a plan that helps you achieve optimum results Look inside to learn more about our programs and say goodbye to that aching back pain!
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