A herniated disc, often called a slipped disc, is a common condition that occurs when one or more of the discs between the vertebrae in your spine rupture or bulge out. This can cause pain, numbness and weakness in the back and extremities. Most herniated discs occur in the lower back (lumbar region), but they can also occur in the neck (cervical region).
There are several potential causes of a herniated disc. One common cause is repetitive motion or injury, which can weaken the discs and make them more susceptible to rupturing. Other causes include degenerative disc disease, which occurs when the discs break down due to age-related wear and tear, and obesity, which puts additional strain on the discs. Additionally, certain medical conditions like osteoarthritis can also lead to a herniated disc. Treatment for a herniated disc depends on the severity of the condition but may include rest, physical therapy, and medication. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the damaged disc. If you are looking for a chiropractor in the Houston area who can help treat a herniated disc, please call us today. We would be happy to discuss your individual situation and help you find the best course of treatment.