Herniated Disc Treatment in The Woodlands and Houston Herniated Disc Treatment in The Woodlands and Houston

You may be familiar with the terms herniated disc, prolapsed disc, and ruptured disc. These are the terms that we use to identify injury to the disc that sits between two vertebrae.

Naming this injury a “slipped disc” is incorrect. An inter vertebral disc is tightly squished between two vertebrae that the disc is attached to; causing it so it cannot slip. The disc grows together with the adjacent vertebrae and can become injured by being squeezed, stretched and twisted, all in tiny increments. The disc can also be torn, ripped, herniated, and degenerated.

What You Notice

You will notice pain from a herniated disk when you are moving around and when you are idle, the pain will be less intense. Any coughing, sneezing, sitting, driving or bending forward can cause the pain to intensify. When your body takes these actions, more pressure is applied to the nerve causing you to experience more pain. Where the pain is located depends on the weakest of the discs. The pain level will rely on how much of the disk is pressing on the nerve. Some people experience pain in both of their legs. In others, the legs or feet feel numb or tingly.

What It Feels Like

  • Any type of back pain
  • Shooting pains down one or both legs
  • Pain when twisting to the left or right
  • Difficulty controlling legs, off balance
  • Numbness and tingling in feet or legs
  • Pain while moving the arms or legs
  • Sciatic symptoms

What To Do

Over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen might help with short term pain, but only identifying and healing the disc will eliminate the pain. You should immediately schedule an appointment with Utah Spine & Disc to have anti-inflammatory WaveTherapy™ and decompression treatment to start healing the disc.

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