Managing Disc Pain in Austin, TX

Are You a Candidate For Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

Herniated Disc Treatment

If you have lower back pain that keeps coming back, or your low back pain extends further down your leg and into your foot, perhaps it’s an indication that you have a slipped disc. Known as a herniated disc, the pain caused by this condition can be severe and in some cases debilitating.

Pain Triggered By a Herniated Disc.

Having a slipped disc can be very unpleasant. In some cases, symptoms will die down in six weeks or less. This holds true in about 90% of herniated disc cases.

If your disc pain lasts longer than 6 weeks, or keeps reoccurring over a period of several months or years, this might be a sign that it may not go away on its own. Other treatment options, including gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment, should then be considered.

What Brings About Slipped Discs?

Your spine is made up of a chain of bones called the vertebrae. The front component of each individual vertebrae is called the vertebral body. Between each vertebrae are soft spinal discs that have a hard, multilayered casing and a gel-like center, known as the nucleus pulposus.

These discs are what allow the spine to be flexible and let us lean forward or turn our upper body from side to side. Our discs also soak up shocks that are transferred to the spine while jumping or running, for example,.

It means that one of the spinal discs is bulging beyond the edges of the vertebral bodies that are above and below it when you have a slipped disc. There are three types of slipped discs:.

  • Prolapsed Disc – This means the disc is bulging out between the vertebrae, but the disc’s outermost layer is still intact.
  • Extruding Disc – This means there is a tear in the outer layer of the spinal disc, which is causing the spinal disc tissue to leak out. But the tissue that has come out remains connected to the disc.
  • Sequestration – This is the most serious type of slipped disk. In this particular instance, the spinal disc tissue has entered into the spinal canal and is no longer directly attached to the disc.

While all three types of herniated discs can be extremely painful, most people suffering from a slipped disc can receive relief through gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment.

You should absolutely consider seeking treatment from one of our medical professionals if you are experiencing recurrent disc pain and you believe you may have a slipped disc.

By gently manipulating the spine to make sure that it returns to its normal state, our team of spinal disc doctors can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide instant relief to your back pain.

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