Disc Herniations & Sciatica in upper Dallas
Bulging discs are the most common disc issue and many times go unnoticed because they cause less pain. Bulging discs happen when pressure on a misaligned disc cause the disc to stretch and press against nerves. While a herniated disc sometimes called a slipped, ruptured, or collapsed disc is cause by a cracking open of the disc’s cartilage allowing the soft inner cartilage to move outside the disc eventually putting pressure on nerves. Both will limit range of motion and cause pain. Both need a similar treatment approach.
At our herniated disc treatment center in Dallas, we first work with you to diagnosis the cause and find the source of your disc problem. This allows us to give you the individualized care needed to target our adjustments to eliminate your source of pain. Our treatment plan may also include muscle stimulation, targeted stretching and strengthening exercises, massage, diet and supplementation recommendations to reduce inflammation and prevent future pain keeping you active and happy.
Signs of sciatica from a herniated disc
Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain going down the sciatic nerve pathway which runs from the lower back to the leg. The most frequent cause of sciatica is a spinal disc herniation which puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and is present in about 90% of cases. Sciatica can be an extremely debilitating condition that can affect your everyday activities. Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body and classic symptoms include pain radiating down the back of the leg from the buttocks region.
Many people find that living with sciatica can be a nightmare. Chronic and acute pain disrupt sleep and everyday activities. If you feel like you have sciatica you should see our chiropractors immediately so they can diagnose and treat the symptoms before they worsen.
Additional common symptoms of sciatica include:
- Pain in the back, buttocks, hip or lower extremities
- Leg and/or foot numbness
- Sensation of pins and needles in the legs and buttocks
- Burning sensation
- Muscle weakness
Treating disc injuries and sciatica without medication or surgery
Sciatica has has success being treated successfully without the need for surgery or harmful medications. At our clinic, we will perform chiropractic adjustments to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and restore motion to the joints.
Additional therapies for bulging and herniated discs include:
- Spinal decompression
- Medical pain injection therapy
- Massage therapy