A herniated disc can be painful, causing significant inflammation of a nerve if there is an area of compression because of the disc. At Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab in West Fargo, ND, we will carefully evaluate your spine in order to determine if you have a herniated disc. Treatment with a chiropractor can help reduce pain, decrease the compression on your nerve ending, and help give the disc room to heal. If you have pain, tingling, or numbness in your extremities, the problem could be caused by a herniated disc. Work with Dr. Jeremy Heidt or Dr. Jenny Heidt to get the treatment you may need.
Causes of Herniated Discs
A herniated disc occurs when there is a tear or rupture in one of your spinal discs, and the fluid within starts to leak. An injury to the area is a common cause, although they can occur due to age or illness as well. When you have an area of pain that includes tingling to your extremities, a herniated disc may be the problem. A chiropractor on our team will assess the health of your spine and come up with a treatment plan to help the herniated disc heal.
When You Have a Compressed Disc
A disc herniation causes an area of compression to form. This leads to pressure on nerve endings, and this is why you are in pain. Your disc might not be able to heal in a narrowed space, and chiropractic care is focused on opening up the space to allow the disc to repair itself. With decompression strategies, stretching, and spinal manipulation, it is possible to relieve pressure on your disc in order for it to heal.
How You Can Help a Herniated Disc
You can help a herniated disc by following through with all of your treatment recommendations. It can be important to pay attention to your home exercise program and strengthen your body slowly over time. When you build up core strength, it can be easier for you to maintain good spinal alignment.
Schedule Your West Fargo, ND, Chiropractor Now
If you have a herniated disc, it's time to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care. Call us for Pinnacle Chiropractic and Rehab at (701) 532-1699 and set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Jeremy or Dr. Jenny Heidt. You will go through an evaluation, and treatment can begin once a treatment plan is created.