What is a Herniated Disc?

Each of us has discs in our spine that act as cushions between the vertebral bodies, which minimize the impact of movement on the spinal column. As one of the discs degenerate, whether it is from age or injury, it risks becoming herniated. The most common location for a herniated disc to occur is in the lumbar spine. If your daily activities are being hindered by pain, schedule a consultation with Dr. Clay Warren D.C. at Cornerstone Wellness Center to rule out a herniated disc.

The lower back is what allows us to sit, stand, twist, and bend. When we lift heavy objects or perform activities that are strenuous on the body, the disc or discs can weaken and become irritated. If a disc herniation occurs in the neck, the pain may shoot down one’s arm, and cause a muscle spasm in the shoulder area. After a physical exam has been performed and a herniated disc is correctly diagnosed, treatment may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, or spinal manipulation.

If you have questions or concerns regarding a herniated disc, please give us a call. To learn about services provided at our practice, visit www.cswellnesscenter.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Clay Warren D.C. at Cornerstone Wellness Center in Mesa, AZ, call 480-832-5777.

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