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Disc Pain Care at Back & Body Wellness Centre

casual man with back painConsidered a common cause of back pain, disc pain is generally due to issues with the spinal discs. These have a soft, jelly-like center called the nucleus, encased in a tougher exterior known as the annulus. Problems arise when there is a herniation or rupture in these discs, commonly called a slipped, bulged, or ruptured disc. This herniation can press on nearby nerves, causing severe pain and discomfort. NEW PATIENTS

What Are Some Common Symptoms?

Disc pain symptoms can vary depending on the location of the affected disc and the severity of the herniation. Here are some common symptoms:
  • Arm or leg discomfort: Often sharp and radiating, it may worsen with movements such as coughing or sneezing.
  • Sciatica: A sharp pain that travels from the lower back down to the legs, commonly due to lumbar spine issues.
  • Neck, shoulder, and arm discomfort: Typical with cervical disc herniations, symptoms can include acute pain or a burning sensation that may extend down the arm or leg.
  • Numbness or tingling: These sensations may occur in the areas served by the affected nerves.
  • Muscle weakness: Impaired nerve function can lead to a weakening of the muscles in the affected area.

What Causes the Pain?

Disc pain can arise from a variety of factors, with age-related wear and tear being the most prevalent. As discs degenerate, they lose flexibility, which increases their susceptibility to tearing from even minor strains. Physical strain and injury, such as heavy lifting, abrupt movements, or trauma, can also lead to disc injuries. Factors like poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, or jobs requiring repetitive movements also exacerbate disc problems. Moreover, a genetic predisposition may make some individuals more prone to disc issues, indicating that genetics also play a significant role in the health of spinal discs.

Diagnosis, Treatment and Management

A thorough evaluation

First, we review the patient’s history and perform a detailed examination, including checking the entire spine. We also do neurological testing if we find they’re having any numbness, weakness, or tingling in their legs, arms or anywhere. And then in the first visit, depending on the issue, we also adjust and provide treatment.

Customized care options

Regular adjustments and alignments can help relieve pressure on the nerves, improve spinal health, and decrease inflammation.

  • Spinal decompression: We offer non-surgical spinal decompression to relieve pressure on pinched nerves and help elongate the spine.
  • Physiotherapy and exercises: Strengthening and stretching exercises can enhance flexibility and reduce the risk of further injury.
  • Lifestyle modifications: Maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and incorporating regular physical activity can significantly improve symptoms.

Take the First Step Toward Relief

If you’re experiencing symptoms of disc pain, contact Back & Body Wellness Centre to schedule an evaluation with one of our chiropractors. Early intervention can prevent further damage and improve your quality of life.
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Disc Pain Care Surrey, Langley BC | (604) 594-3808