Some people with a Herniated Disk in the neck or spine do not have any symptoms. For others, symptoms such as Pain, Numbness and Tingling can be very troublesome. The wrong move can result in the soft center of a cartilage disk leaking out between vertebrae and causing stress on a nerve. This Nerve Pain is referred to as Radicular Pain. Depending on where the Ruptured Disk or Slipped Disk has occurred, nerve symptoms can be felt in either the upper or lower body extremities. Nerve pain that radiates down the leg is commonly called Sciatica. Non-surgical relief for herniated disks can be found at AdvaCare Health Clinics in Bloomington, MN.
Common Symptoms of Herniated or Slipped Disk
Symptoms of a Slipped or Herniated Disk can vary from virtually nonexistent to extreme pain or weakness. Some common symptoms include:
- Pain in the Back
- Shooting Pain down the Arm
- Intense Pain in the Shoulder
- Shooting Pain down the Leg
- Intense Pain in the Buttocks or Thigh
- Muscle Weakness and Balance Problems
- Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control
- Numbness or Tingling in the Extremities
Risk Factors for Herniated or Ruptured Disk
Due to occupational, genetic or lifestyle differences, some individuals are at increased risk for ending up with a Herniated or Ruptured Disk. Some risk factors include the following:
- Being overweight
- Genetic predisposition
- Occupations that are more physically demanding and require repetitive lifting, twisting or bending
Non-Surgical Relief for Ruptured Disk
Healthcare professionals at AdvaCare Health Clinics use Non-Surgical methods to relieve ruptured disks and nerve pain. The process begins with an evaluation of the injury and nature and severity of symptoms. Treatments such as Physical Therapy, Traction, Ultrasound, Decompression Therapy, Trigger Point Injections or Electrical Stimulation can be very effective for alleviating radicular pain and other symptoms of a Herniated Disk in the Lower Lumbar Spine or Cervical Spine. Therapy options can be customized for each individual.
Help to Alleviate Sciatic Nerve Pain
AdvaCare Health Clinics provide excellent Non Surgical Treatments to alleviate sciatic nerve pain and other symptoms resulting from Herniated Disks. Whether the ruptured disk is located in the Lumbar Spine with lower body symptoms or in the Cervical Spine with neck and upper body symptoms, treatments are available. Treatments may bring significant relief from neck, back and nerve pain caused by a slipped disk.
Call AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions at (952) 835-6653 to schedule a consultation and begin on your path to nerve pain relief.