Relief from Herniated Discs with Services by St. Joseph Chiropractic
Dr. Craig Mattox and the health team at St. Joseph Chiropractic invites you to discover our herniated disc treatments. The pain and discomfort of herniated discs is effectively alleviated at St. Joseph Chiropractic. After Dr. Mattox listens to you about your symptoms and evaluates your condition, he develops a care plan to bring pain relief.
Five Symptoms of Herniated Discs with our St. Joseph Chiropractor
If you are questioning whether or not you have a herniated disc, look for certain symptoms. Many herniated discs are a result of the natural aging process and a breakdown of the cushiony substance between the vertebrae. Other risk factors include genetics, being overweight, an injury or repetitive stress. Although you may be experiencing more or fewer, these five herniated disc symptoms are common:
- Pain in your neck, back, arms, buttocks or legs, depending on the location of the bulging discs.
- Numbness or a tingling sensation in your arms, legs or area affected by the herniated discs.
- Weakness in your arms and legs from the disc interfering with nerve signal flow.
- Spastic reflexes in your arms and legs from the nerve interruption.
- A change in bladder and bowel control depending on the location of the herniated disc.
Contact our St. Joseph Chiropractor Today
Dr. Mattox examines your symptoms and your spine to determine if you are struggling with a herniated disc. Herniated discs are also referred to as bulging discs, since the disc has left its protective space between the vertebrae and may be expanding and bulging. Gentle chiropractic adjustments reposition the vertebrae to reduce pressure on the herniated discs. We may also use traction therapy to enlarge the space between the affected vertebrae. Then, your body naturally reabsorbs the disc to eliminate symptoms such as pain, weakness and numbness. Many patients experience an immediate reduction in symptoms, while others feel relief after a series of chiropractic treatments.
For herniated disc relief in St. Joseph and to learn about our FREE spinal exam, please contact us today at 816-279-0700.