Herniated Disc FAQs
The spinal column is supported by 24 discs that cushion each vertebra. But accidents, work-related injuries, and poor posture can cause a tear in the disc's rubbery exterior, allowing the contents of the disc to slip out. If you have back pain from a herniated disc, learn about how Bakke Chiropractic Clinic can hasten your recovery.
What Are the Symptoms of a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc typically manifests as a dull backache accompanied by nerve pain. Patients often complain of discomfort in the areas surrounding the ruptured disc. Lower back disc herniation causes numbness and tingling down the buttocks and thighs. A herniated disc in your upper back may cause pain in your arms and shoulders. Our Tacoma chiropractor can determine whether or not you have a herniated disc and develop a chiropractic care plan to address it.
How Long is Herniated Disc Recovery?
Recovery times from a herniated disc depend on several factors:
- The severity of the herniated disc. Herniated discs that occur due to poor posture tend to heal faster than herniated discs caused by accidents and heavy lifting injuries.
- Age. If you're under 40 years old, you're likely to recover quickly from a herniated disc. Decreased collagen production in older adults impairs the healing process.
- Lifestyle factors. Leading an unhealthy lifestyle delays recovery times from any injury, and this is especially true of spinal conditions. Inflexibility, working a sedentary job, obesity, and smoking all impede healing.
Can a Chiropractor Heal a Herniated Disc?
Chiropractic care gently treats the neck pain, back pain, pins and needles, and tenderness caused by herniated discs. Our Tacoma chiropractor will adjust your spine to relieve pressure on the affected disc. By decreasing inflammation in the disc and surrounding nerves, you will feel less pain during sleep and daily activities.
Get 'Bakke' On Your Feet With Chiropractic Medicine
At Bakke Chiropractic Clinic, we have helped countless patients recover from herniated discs and regain their full range of motion. If you live in Tacoma, WA, or the surrounding areas and need high-quality chiropractic care, call us today at (253) 472-3365 to take one step closer to wellness.