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Drs. White and Jamin have helped hundreds of patient with both cervical and lumbar herniated and bulging discs. Using the latest technology and evaluation methods such as computerized muscle and nerve testing, range of motion studies and years of clinical experience they will diagnose the level and cause of your pain. Then using chiropractic adjustments they will correct the spinal cause of the problem. Finally they can rehabilitate your spine and body using sophisticated technology such as spinal disc decompression therapy, electric muscle stimulation, individualized strengthening and stretching programs, and proprioceptive and gait training. Why subject yourself to surgery and medications when a non-invasive chiropractic adjustment may solve the cause of your problem. Call the doctors today for an appointment!
What is disc pain and how does it occur?
Disc pain often comes from a herniated or bulging disc. A herniated disk is a one that has bulged out from its proper place in your spine. Disks are small, circular cushions between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). Normally, disks act as shock absorbers to cushion your vertebrae from each other as you move. When these bones have moved out of place, or subluxated, more pressure is put on the disc and it may bulge or herniate. A herniated disk may press on nearby nerves and cause severe pain.
When a disk is damaged, the soft rubbery center of the disk squeezes out through a weak point in the hard outer layer. A disk may be damaged by:
· a fall or accident
· repeated straining of your back
· a sudden strenuous action such as lifting a heavy weight or twisting violently.
Herniated disks may also happen spontaneously without any specific injury. This is usually the result of long periods of degeneration due to subluxations.
If the bulging/herniated disk is in your back, your symptoms may develop gradually or begin suddenly. Symptoms include:
· back pain
· numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in one or both legs (this is called sciatica)
· change in bladder and bowel habits.
A herniated disk may also occur in your neck. Symptoms of a herniated disk in your neck may also develop gradually or suddenly. You may wake up and feel a sudden aching. Or you may have a twisted neck that you cannot straighten without extreme pain. You may also have numbness, tingling, or weakness in one or both arms or upper back and scapulas.