Herniated Discs Pain Relief
A herniated disc is the displacement of the cartilage that cushions vertebrae in the spine, causing pain and discomfort. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.
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There are many causes of herniated discs
Common causes of a herniated disc can include poor posture, excessive amounts of weightlifting, or traumatic injury. Over time, people with repeated trunk flexion activity can suffer from herniated discs as lumbar muscles weaken and cannot support these activities. A chiropractor may help reduce pressure on disc tissue in the spine by implement manipulative techniques to detect misalignment, realigning joints and vertebrae for even distribution. Additionally, massage therapy can accelerate healing for those that suffer from herniated discs by increasing circulation to affected areas and providing stability to weak muscle groups in surrounding areas. For optimal results, it is important to find a licensed physiotherapist or chiropractic professional who utilizes appropriate techniques in order to treat a herniated disc properly.
CARESPACE can help your herniated discs pain
We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.
A herniated disc is an injury often caused by overexertion or continuous strain on the spine. It occurs when a disc’s spongy-like cushioning, which sits between vertebrae, weakens and the gelatinous nucleus in the middle of the disc bulges outwards. This can then cause pressure to be placed on nearby nerves, ultimately resulting in pain, muscle weakness, numbness or tingling depending on the affected area. In some cases it can also lead to issues such as difficulty walking and maintaining steady balance due to muscle weakness.
Herniated discs can cause a range of different symptoms, depending on the severity of the injury. Depending on where the herniation occurs and how it affects surrounding nerves, patients may experience anything from mild pain in the affected area to more severe pain radiating through the extremities. Symptoms can also include numbness and tingling in parts of the body related to nerve compression caused by the herniation. Muscle weakness or spasms may also occur due to pressure on the nerve root which can interfere with normal muscle control functions. Finally, some patients with herniated discs have reported changes in bladder or bowel function due to pressure on areas near spinal cord components that affect these activities.
Treatment for herniated discs will depend on the severity of the condition. Generally, chiropractic sessions to help re-align the spine and alleviate pressure as well as massage therapy may provide temporary relief. Over time, physical therapy with a trained therapist can be utilized to strengthen underlying muscles in order to effectively alleviate symptoms. Often, rehabilitative exercises such as stretching and core strengthening are taught to patients who are trying to succeed in non-surgical approaches to treat herniated discs. Chiropractors may also utilize other treatments like ultrasound and electrical stimulation which can help reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Back pain is something that many people struggle with every day, but why does it occur in the first place? Common causes of back pain can include facet joint syndrome, lower back pain, lumbar facet joint arthrosis, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, osteoporosis, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, trapezius strain, and upper back pain. It’s important to be aware of these potential sources of discomfort in order to reduce your risk for injury and make preventive lifestyle changes that will keep your back healthy and happy. Consultation with a qualified professional at CARESPACE can help determine the best solution to alleviate any discomfort experienced.
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Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.
Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.
Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.
Not sure which discipline to select?
Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for herniated discs pain. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.
Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.
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