Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc and Finding Relief

Whether you call it a herniated disc, bulging disc, or a ruptured disc, the pain and discomfort are all the same. Our team at Woodgrove Pines Clinic in Nanaimo understands just how painful a disc injury can be. Using alternative medical treatments that are safe, effective, and non-invasive, our team can help alleviate painful conditions associated with a herniated disc. 


What Is a Herniated Disc?

The upper (cervical) back contains seven bones. The middle region (thoracic) contains twelve bones. The lower (lumbar) back has five bones. These bones are called vertebrae. As the human body moves, twists, and extends through daily or strenuous activities, it undergoes strain. The bones' stress and impact are absorbed in the tissue between each of the vertebral bones, called discs. The discs make up of two layers. There's a soft inner cushion protected by a more rigid outer lining. When the inner layer slips or seeps through the outer layer, that is a herniated disc.

Common Symptoms of a Herniated Disc 

Usually, pain is associated with a herniated disc. This can be mild to severe, depending on the rupture's severity. Numbness and tingling will accompany the disc injury. If the disc is ruptured in the upper back, numbness and tingling may be felt in the neck, shoulders, arms, or hands. If the rupture has occurred in the lower back, numbness and tingling may extend to the buttocks, legs, and feet. Herniated disc symptoms also include feeling more clumsy than usual, with people reporting that they are tripping or dropping items more frequently.  

What Increases the Risk of Herniated Disc?

Obesity is a common cause of this injury. Also, lack of exercise and movement can put you at a higher risk of a herniated disc. It is also essential to use proper form when lifting to avoid herniated discs. 

How We Can Help

We offer safe, non-invasive treatment options for those suffering from a bulging disc. Our holistic medicine uses alternative practices to restore balance and alignment to the body. We offer several treatment options, including physical therapy, massage, manual manipulation, and stretching and strengthening exercises. Spinal traction is beneficial when combating herniated disc conditions or injuries.  

Contact Us for Herniated Disc Treatment in Nanaimo, BC

Our team at Woodgrove Pines Clinic in Nanaimo is dedicated to ongoing patient care. When it comes to herniated disc injuries and conditions, we know just how painful everyday movements can be. With our professional, caring, and experienced team, we are happy to provide solutions to allow you to return to the activities you love. To learn more about how we can help, call us today!

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