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Treatment for Herniated Discs in Evans, GA

3/12/2012
FAQs ABOUT HERNIATED DISCS AND BACK PAIN


WHAT CAUSED MY DISC TO HERNIATE?

Herniated discs can occur as a result of a heavy strain or fall, which causes the nucleus to break through the wall of the disc and place pressure on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord. For example, lifting a heavy object after sitting down for a long period of time can cause a disc to herniate.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BULGING DISC AND A HERNIATED DISC?

A disc begins to bulge when the center of the disc pushes out against the ligament that surrounds it, much like air being blown into a balloon.

In comparison, a herniated disc is like a balloon that has popped. The disc herniates when the soft, inner material squeezes its way through ligament tendon and ruptures — like a popped balloon. Pain occurs because of the tear in the ligament, the pressure of the disc material against your nerves, and from the inflammation caused when the inner material is squeezed out of the disc.


WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT A HERNIATED DISC?

Nonsurgical treatment methods are always the best option to try first. Evans GA Chiropractor Dr. Mark Huntsman is an experienced Chiropractic Physician who has had great success in treating herniated discs and back pain. You can visit their website at for more information or to read profiles of some of his patients.