Herniated discs are all too common and treatment is needed in order to restore the body to its original, pain-free state. If you have a herniated disc or suspect you may have one and you’re in Loudoun County, Virginia, contact Loudoun Ideal Chiropractic. Dr. Miok Hyoun offers comprehensive chiropractic care to patients of all ages seeking relief from a herniated disc and other injuries of the spine.
There is a disc between almost every vertebrae in the spine. These discs act as shock absorbers and provide flexibility in the back. When the materials inside the disc begin to push out due to a tear in the disc, this is known as a herniated or slipped disc. A herniated disc is often the result of how we use our body and the daily wear-and-tear on the spine, but certain factors like age, weight, genetics, and your occupation can increase your risk for a herniated disc.
The main symptoms of a herniated disc are:
Even though the herniated disk is in your back, the pain is usually most intense in the buttocks, thigh and calf if the slipped disc is in your lower back. If it’s in your neck, the pain will be present in your arm and shoulder. You may experience it as a shooting pain when you cough, sneeze, or move in certain ways.
It’s also possible to have a herniated disc without knowing it until it shows up on an MRI or is discovered by a chiropractor, radiologist or other specialist trained to read an MRI.
Chiropractic care is often used to treat a herniated disc. Dr. Miok begins treatment with a complete spine analysis, and will ask about your medical history and other factors that may be contributing to a herniated disc. Treatment itself is a series of adjustments to help ease the symptoms of the herniated disc. Dr. Miok will also guide you through a series of therapeutic exercises, and teach you the exercises so that you can use them at home as well.
If you’re in need of treatment for a herniated disc, contact Dr. Miok at Loudoun Ideal Chiropractic today. Keep in mind that you may also have a herniated disc without realizing it if you have been lifting heavy objects, have extra body weight, or if other members of your family have experienced a herniated disc. Dr. Miok is experienced at diagnosing and treating herniated discs to relieve pain and restore balance to your body.