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Herniated Discs

A herniated disc occurs when a portion of the nucleus pushes through a crack and leaks into the surrounding area.

Treatments for a Herniated Disc Kent, WAAt Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton, Dr. Hughes treats herniated discs with the best treatment options available. Let’s look at what you need to know about how we are able to address disc herniation through chiropractic care.

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What Causes a Disc Herniation?

Disc herniation starts with the spinal column, which is made up of rubbery pads and vertebrae. The pads are known as spinal discs, and these circular capsules provide a fibrous membrane (the annulus) and an elastic core (the nucleus pulpous). The discs work as shock absorbers for the spine, separating the vertebrae from each other. However, the discs are prone to injury and displacement.

In a disc herniation, the disc contents push out through an annulus tear. The result can cause pressure on the surrounding tissue, resulting in back pain and dysfunction.

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Herniated Disc FAQs

A herniated disc will usually have the following symptoms:

  • Back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Muscle weakness

There are certain risk factors for disc herniation, including weight gain, occupational stress, smoking, sedentary living, or genetic inheritance. Be sure to ask any family members if they have this condition.

You can take preventative measures against disc herniation by maintaining a good posture, frequently exercising, and eating a healthy diet.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a herniated disc, check in with a qualified chiropractor.

Treating a Herniated Disc

Treatment for this condition will usually start with an examination, where we will ask about your medical history and symptoms. Imaging tests are done to closely assess the spinal column; expect our chiropractor to do x-rays, CT scans, MRI, or myelograms.

Either a nerve conduction study or electromyography may be needed to measure the electrical impulses of your nervous tissue; this will check for nerve damage.

The next step is creating the best treatment plan for the patient. Dr. Hughes will offer treatments like physical therapy, massage therapy, or even acupuncture. Make sure to communicate your needs. The more informed our chiropractor is about your needs, the more tailored the treatment will be.

Contact Our Chiropractor in Renton, WA

At Hughes Chiropractic and Massage, we have several treatment options for herniation discs. Call our team today at (425) 271-4543 to learn more about our chiropractic services or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hughes.

How Do Our Patients Feel About Us?
  • "I absolutely love getting adjusted by Dr. Hughes!!! The relief I feel instantly afterwards is incredible! Dr. Hughes is so caring and thoughtful, I really appreciate her, and her ability to ease my back and neck pain. The staff is always so nice, helpful and welcoming! Also, Jeannie Anderst, is really great at massages, I appreciate her help and kindness."

    - Sharon R.
  • "I’m so glad I chose Dr. Hughes for treatment. I felt better immediately and she is very good at what she does. We agreed to a modest treatment plan and there never any pressure to add anything unnecessary. Great experience."

    - Tim F.
  • "Dr. Hughes has helped me immensely with my pain and range of motion. I never though it would be possible to go about my day without some occurrence of neck or back pain and I’m happy to say that is not true!! I referred my sister and I would refer anyone else out there in need of a chiropractor!"

    - Annelise Z.
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