Dealing with a herniated disc? Find out how chiropractic treatment can help.
If you are dealing with pain, tingling or numbness in the arms or legs these symptoms could be the result of a herniated disc. A disc is the cushioning between the spinal vertebrae. When the softer material inside the vertebrae pushes through the exterior this is known as a herniated disc. Find out more about this condition and how our Fort Lauderdale, FL, chiropractor Dr. Donna Watson can help provide you with relief.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Here in Fort Lauderdale, our chiropractic team can address everything from shoulder weakness to back pain caused by a herniated disc. During your consultation, we will go through your medical history and ask you questions about the symptoms you are experiencing. From there we will perform a comprehensive physical exam and conduct further tests if necessary.
During your evaluation, our chiropractor will be looking for certain issues to determine what’s going on. These issues include,
- How your reflexes are functioning and whether they are working properly
- Muscle weakness or signs of muscle wasting
- Loss of sensation that could be nerve-related
Sometimes imaging tests such as MRI testing are performed in order to help make a definitive diagnosis. If we determine that your symptoms are the result of a herniated disc then Dr. Watson will create a customized treatment plan that may combine different therapeutic treatments with lifestyle modifications to improve your symptoms. Your treatment plan is based on your current health, the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing and how active you are.
Treating a Herniated Disc
Usually, the first line of defense against treating your symptoms is more conservative. While these conservative treatments won’t actually repair the issue it may be able to restore functionality, strength and mobility back in the body. Common treatment options include,
- Resting as much as possible and avoiding certain activities
- Herbs and homeopathic medicine to reduce pain an inflammation
- Physical therapy
- Special exercises
- 3B Laser treatments
- Chiropractic adjustments
Don’t let a herniated disc affect your life. If you are experiencing pain, inflammation, weakness or tingling in any area of the body call A Place of Health Chiropractic in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Donna Watson. We’re here help you get your pain and discomfort under control.