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Disc Injuries Treatment in Boston, MA

We Can Treat Your Lumbar Herniated Disc

Charles Street Family Chiropractic provides disc injuries treatment and spinal injury treatment to patients in Boston, MA. With years of experience, you can relay on our expert team to efficiently treat your lumbar herniated disc or any disc injury you may be suffering from. Dr. Chris Quigley and the chiropractic team at Charles Street Family Chiropractic are experts in providing chiropractic care to treat a wide range of disc injury types. Reach out to our team today to learn more.

What is a Disc Injury?

A disc injury—such as a herniated disc—refers to a problem with one of the discs that sit between the vertebrae that stack together, creating the spine. These discs have soft, jelly-like centers called nuclei, which are encased in a tougher, rubbery annulus. The discs can slip, rupture, and more. When some of the nuclei push out through a tear in the annulus, a herniated disc, or disc injury can occur. Disc injuries can be found in any part of the spine, though they mostly occur in the lower back.

The Types of Disc Injuries

When it comes to disc injuries, there are various kinds. Common disc problems affect a wide number of people The spinal discs allow for flexibility and movement, but they also protect the spine. If one of your discs is injured, your flexibility and movement can be impacted. Common disc problems include:

  • Bulging Disc – These occur when the outer shell of one of your discs weakens, allowing the disc to bulge. It typically bulges to one side of the spinal canal.
  • Herniated Disc – These refer to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions, or discs, that are between the bones, or vertebrae, and stack to make the spine.

The Causes of Disc Injuries

Disc injuries can occur from a wide range of reasons. Most frequently, disk herniation results from gradual age-related wear-and-tear call disc degeneration. When we age, our discs become less flexible, and as a result, they become more prone to damage, such as tearing, rupturing, straining, or twisting. Most often, the exact cause of a herniated disc cannot be pinpointed. In rare instances, a traumatic even such as a fall or blow to the back can cause a disc injury.

The Symptoms of Disc Injuries

Most often, disc injuries will take place in the lower back, they can also occur in the neck. The signs and symptoms of disc injuries vary based on the location of the herniated disc and whether or not it is pressing on a nerve. While some people may not experience any symptoms while suffering from a herniated disc, many will. Typically, herniated discs will affect only one side of the body. The symptoms of disc injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Weakness or pain in the legs
  • Weakness or pain in the arms

Contact Us Today for Disc Injuries Treatment

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a disc injury, it’s important to seek a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. We advise our valued patients to seek medical attention if they have pain in their neck or back that travels into their arms or legs. It’s important to note that this pain can often coincide with tingling, numbness, or weakness To schedule an appointment with our expert team, contact us today. We can help give you an accurate diagnosis, followed by professional treatment.