Disc herniation is a common condition seen at Complete Chiropractic. This issue is fairly common with adults ages 30-50 and is quickly identified by a burning pain, numbness, or tingling sensation in the arm. Although a herniated disc may originate from traumatic injury such as a car accident, the symptoms can start spontaneously. Additionally, a herniated disc can pinch or put pressure on a nerve, causing mild to severe pain to radiate out into arms, fingers, and other joints. Fortunately, the pain caused by a herniated disc can be managed without the need for surgery. Regular adjustments, joint mobilizations, deep tissue massage, and therapeutic exercise may be enough to resolve the issue.
A herniated disc, or radiculopathy, of the lumbar spine can be commonly referred to as “Sciatica.” This issue is caused by an irritation or impingement of the nerves which form the Sciatic nerve. Most commonly this is caused by a disc protruding from its normal position but can also be a result of degenerative disc disease, arthritis, or an irritation and tightening of the piriformis muscle (a muscle in the buttocks). Pain from a herniated disc in the low back is often associated with pain with numbness and tingling in the buttocks, legs and feet.
If you are suffering from pain caused by a herniated disc or Sciatica, please contact us today at 202-733-5604. Our team is available to discuss your needs and assist you in scheduling an appointment.