Herniated Disc Treatment Serving Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Maumelle
Agonizing back or neck pain, strange neurological symptoms in an arm or leg — these symptoms are both uncomfortable and disabling, and they frequently stem from herniated discs. If this common cause of nerve impingement seems to be at the root of your misery, rest assured that Dr. Courtney Carmack can help. Our chiropractic center is your source for herniated disc treatment serving Little Rock, West Little Rock, and Riverdale areas.
An Explanation of Herniated Disc Causes and Symptoms
The stack of vertebrae that make up your spinal column is separated by fluid-filled discs. These discs double as shock absorbers (cushioning life’s countless everyday bumps) and spacers (maintaining a consistent space between the vertebrae). A disc has a nerve-filled outer layer of cartilage called the annulus fibrosus; the inner fluid is called the nucleus pulposus. This combination gives the disc its inherent springiness. But if that outer casing weakens and tears, the disc is said to be herniated.
Herniated discs can be painful for multiple reasons. The nerves in the annulus fibrosus are extremely sensitive to damage, while the nucleus pulposus contains inflammatory materials that irritate surrounding spinal nerve tissues. Pressure on those nerve tissues can also cause pain, tingling, weakness, or loss of sensation in some other part of the body, usually an arm or leg. A herniated disc may be caused by a sudden trauma such as an acute spinal injury, or it may be the end result of a chronically bulging disc.
Diagnosis and Treatment From Our Chiropractor in Little Rock
Whatever caused your herniated disc, you know you need help, but you may be afraid of getting that help on the operating table. Fortunately, our chiropractor in Little Rock can help you feel better without any such invasive procedures. A thorough evaluation can uncover the exact spot where a disc has herniated and which nerves are being pinched. This sets the stage for us to administer safe, effective chiropractic adjustments to the problem area.
Chiropractic care can help restore the spine to the optimal position, alleviating the pinching of the nerves and giving the injured disc a chance to repair itself. If poor posture or an injury has played a role in creating your herniated disc, we may also recommend corrective exercises to help you build up your back muscles.
Get the Non-Surgical Relief You’ve Been Looking For
Trust Dr. Courtney Carmack for your all-natural herniated disc treatment. Call our Little Rock chiropractor today at (501) 404-8910 and take that first step toward relief!