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Herniated Discs

A herniated disc occurs when the inner, soft material of the discs in the spine protrude or begin to bulge through the more rigid outer layer known as the annulus fibrosus. Along with that, it can cause discomfort or pain, depending on its severity and location. At Mael Chiropractic in Allston, MA, we provide various treatments to reduce your pain and help you heal. Before visiting us, learn about some symptoms of herniated discs below:


Causes of Herniated Discs

Herniated discs tend to be more common in the lower back or lumbar spine and can happen due several causes. Some of these causes include:

  • Age-related degeneration or wear-and-tear
  • An injury or trauma
  • A family history
  • Excess weight
  • Smoking
  • Physically demanding occupations

Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

If you have a herniated disc, you may exhibit a variety of symptoms. Some symptoms of a herniated disc include the following:

Neck Pain or Back Pain

A herniated disc can create localized pain in the area in which it occurs. If it is bulging in the lower back, you may also have intense pain in the hips. However, if you have a disc issue in the upper back, it also creates pain in the shoulders and neck.

Radiating Pain

Herniated discs can sometimes cause pain that travels to the legs, buttocks, arms, and shoulders.

Muscle Weakness

A herniated disc pressing on a nearby nerve can lead to muscle weakness, which may impact your ability to walk or lift objects.

Numbness and Tingling Sensations

You may experience numbness or tingling in the region where the herniated disc occurred if it is pressing on the nerves.

Symptoms That Become Worse with Movement

Movement can put more pressure on the nerve, which results in increased pain.

Changes in Reflex Responses

In certain instances, a herniated disc can significantly affect your reflexes.

Treatments for a Herniated Disc

When you visit us, we will discuss your symptoms with you and perform a physical examination. Afterward, our chiropractor will develop a treatment plan for your specific needs. Your care plan may include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Lifestyle Guidance

We may also combine treatments in order to relieve your lower back pain and help you heal faster. You might also have your first treatment during your initial consultation. While you might feel relief after your first session, additional appointments may be necessary to achieve your desired results.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing any symptoms of a herniated disc, let our team at Mael Chiropractic in Allston, MA, help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (617) 787-8700 today. When you’re seeking a chiropractor near me, we are happy to assist you!

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Dr. Mael is wonderful! I have had chronic back pain since I can remember and I've never felt so comfortable since. He's a great person and professional, and his schedule is quite flexible. The location and atmosphere are great!

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