Herniated Disc Treatment in El Paso
If you are experiencing pain in the lower back or neck along with tingling, leg and/or arm pain or leg weakness, you may have a herniated disc. Many people with this injury fear that surgery is their only option for recovery. However, chiropractic herniated disc treatment is another option.
What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc is a problem that occurs with the discs in between the spinal bones. A crack forms in which the soft center of the spinal disc comes out. This can irritate the nerves and spinal cord causing pain, numbness, weakness, and arm or leg pain. This injury happens most often in the lower back or the cervical spine, which is within the neck. A herniated disc can form because of normal wear and tear, lifting heavy objects, or an injury. It can be hard to pinpoint exactly when a person got the injury as sometimes the symptoms and pain don’t happen right away. Some people don’t even realize they have this injury until they see an x-ray. Some risk factors that can increase the chances of getting a herniated disc include being overweight, working a physically demanding job, and genetics.
Chiropractic Herniated Disc Treatment
The first thing Dr. Fred Aguayo, DC will do is evaluate your situation. He will conduct an x-ray and run necessary tests. Once he has located and diagnosed the problem, he will provide a herniated disc treatment plan specialized to your needs. This plan can include spinal adjustments, rehabilitation, prescribed exercises and stretches, massage therapy, and more. Dr. Fred Aguayo, DC seeks to improve the quality of life through providing ongoing treatment and wellness. His passion is to see patients heal in a healthy manner instead of masking the pain with medications or living with harmful injuries.
Contact Southwest Chiropractic Today
If you are dealing with back pain and suspect a herniated disc, or know you have this injury, seeking chiropractic herniated disc treatment can get you the relief you need. At our El Paso wellness center, we want to offer you overall care. Instead of treating the symptoms, we get to the root of the problem. Contact us to find out more or to set up an appointment. If your pain has become unbearable, we do offer same day appointments.