Herniated Disc Pain Treatment in Huntsville, AL
Overview of Herniated Disc Pain
Between the vertebrae of your spine are soft discs. They let your spine twist and bend. They absorb shocks. But if damaged, the disc’s soft center can push through the disc wall. That’s a herniated disc. This bulge presses against nerves in your spine. Tennessee Valley Pain consultants has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating pain associated with herniated disc. Our specialists are committed to helping you find relief as soon as possible.
What are the Causes of Herniated Disc Pain?
A herniated disc can be caused by the normal wear and tear of aging. As you age, your spinal discs become less flexible and more prone to cracks and tears. Herniated discs are also caused by traumatic injury. And, they can also happen if you lift something heavy.
What Symptoms are Associated with Herniated Disc Pain?
Symptoms depend on how bad the herniation is and at what level of your spine it has happened. Most happen in the lumbar spine. This can cause pain, numbness, weakness and tingling. You may feel these in your buttocks, leg or foot. A herniation in your cervical spine can cause problems in your neck, shoulders, arms and hands.
How are Herniated Discs Treated?
Treatment depends on your injury. You may benefit from rest, medications, injections and physical therapy. If these don’t help, you may need surgery. The specialists at Tennessee Valley Pain Consultants will create a care plan that’s right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!