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Dr. Maggio constantly scours the internet for new information that can be helpful for patients to help them with their health goals. Regular chiropractic care is one of the steps you can take to achieve good health. In combination with your chiropractic care, it is important to include regular exercise, good nutrition and stress reduction strategies to your good health plan. We know that, to help you achieve success, you will need some key information. We can give you advice on how to exercise, how to eat, and how to relax. Please use our Virginia Beach Chiropractic Blog for your health education and reading enjoyment.

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Herniated Disc Pain Effects Life

Herniated Disc Pain

Overview

A herniated disc can occur anywhere in the spine. The most common areas for a herniated disc is in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) spine. Herniated discs are often referred to as slipped discs or ruptured discs. This results from a tear in the outer layer of a disc. The tear allows for the nucleus to push out of the tear. This puts pressure on the nerves. Herniated disc pain can vary

herniated disc pain

herniated disc pain

depending on the area of the spine where the disc slipped.

Herniated Cervical Disc

The cervical region consists of seven vertebrae in the neck. Herniated disc pain in the cervical region is one of the most common causes of neck pain. Some people can experience numbness or tingling in their shoulders or arm. This can also travel into the fingers. Some patients may also experience weakness in the hand and fingers. Some more serious symptoms can include problems using hands or arm for fine motor skills. A loss of balance and coordination is another symptom of herniated disc pain.

Herniated Lumbar Disc

The lumbar region consists of five vertebrae. Herniated disc pain in the lumbar region can vary. Some patients may experience pain that radiates into one or both legs. Sometimes this can also travel into the feet. This is also known as sciatica. Herniated disc pain can feel like an electric shock when standing, walking, or sitting. Bending, sitting, or lifting may also increase the pain. Herniated disc pain can be accompanied by numbness or tingling in the legs or feet.

Complications

If left untreated, herniated disc pain can increase. This can lead to permanent nerve damage. In rare cases, a herniated disc can cut off nerve impulses in the lower back. This can cause loss of bowel or bladder control. Another long term complication is known as saddle anesthesia. In this case, it compresses nerves and causes loss of sensation in your inner thighs.

Diagnosis

In order for a herniated disc to be diagnosed, your doctor will have to perform an exam. The doctor will be looking for the source of the pain. This will involve checking for nerve function and muscle strength. They will look to see if you feel pain when moving or touching the affected area. A full case history will be taken. This will go over when the pain first started. It will also go over when the pain got worse. Imaging tests may also be done. This will help identify any areas of the spine that can be damaged.

 

 

 

 

Treatment

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Herniated Cervical Discs Destroying Your Life?

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Anatomy of Cervical herniated discs and the spine

It is helpful to understand the anatomy of the cervical spine when discussing herniated cervical discs. The cervical (neck) region contains seven vertebrae. Each vertebrae is separated by a disc. The disc is a gel-like substance. It helps to absorb shock. The cervical spine helps to support the weight of the head, which is ten pounds. At each disc level, a pair of spinal nerves exits from the Read more

Spinal Alignment is Extremely Important

Spinal Alignment

The Spine

The spinal column is made out of bones called the vertebrae. There are thirty-three bones that interlock. Only the top twenty-four bones are moveable. In between each bone is a disc. The disc is a soft cushion. It acts to absorb shock. There are many muscles that attach to the spine. This helps provide movement and give strength to the spine. There are many nerves that travel through the Read more