Gulf Coast Healthcare
Advanced Chiropractic & Physical Rehabilitation located in Seabrook, TX
If you experience symptoms like muscle weakness, back or neck pain, or tingling that extends to your arms and hands or legs and feet, don’t wait to seek herniated disc treatment. At Gulf Coast Healthcare, advanced chiropractic specialist Mark Hill, DC, and the team offer herniated disc treatment using integrative, non and minimally invasive means. To make an appointment at the practice in Seabrook, Texas, click the online scheduling tool today or call the office.
Herniated Disc Treatment Q&A
What is herniated disc treatment?
Between each vertebra in your spine is a soft, cushion-like disc that acts as a shock absorber. If the thin outer layer of a disc cracks, the soft center can push through the exterior, placing undue pressure on one (or several) nerves in your spine.
Herniated disc treatment uses integrative, non or minimally invasive procedures to relieve that pressure. That makes it possible to reduce pain and restore your mobility.
What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?
Herniated discs tend to occur in the lower back. Telltale signs include:
- Arm or hand pain or weakness
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Leg or foot pain or weakness
- Pain that worsens when coughing or sneezing
- Muscle weakness
Some people with herniated discs don’t experience any symptoms. Your Gulf Coast Healthcare, provider might uncover a herniated disc running diagnostic tests for something entirely different.
When should I seek herniated disc treatment?
Herniated discs don’t always require medical intervention. If your pain radiates into your arms or legs, or it keeps you from going to work or performing other routine tasks, make an appointment at Gulf Coast Healthcare.
Who is at risk of a herniated disc?
Herniated discs affect people of all ages and backgrounds, but several factors may increase your risk, including:
- Living a primarily sedentary lifestyle
- Being overweight
- Working a physically demanding job
You might also experience a herniated disc if they run in your family. Researchers aren’t sure why, but some people are genetically predisposed.
What happens during a herniated disc treatment appointment?
At Gulf Coast Healthcare, a herniated disc treatment appointment begins with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your symptoms. Next, your provider conducts a physical exam and a neurological exam. The neurological exam checks your reflexes, muscle strength, balance, and ability to feel light touches or vibration.
If these steps are not enough to confirm a diagnosis, they might recommend imaging tests, like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan.
What does herniated disc treatment involve?
The team at Gulf Coast Healthcare, uses integrative, non or minimally invasive treatments to manage herniated disc pain, including:
- Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) by Medical Wave
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Trigger point injections
- Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
- Therapeutic massage
- MR4® Laserstim pulsed cold laser
- Rehabilitation and exercise
- Spinal decompression
You might benefit from lumbar or cervical decompression therapy for a herniated disc. This type of treatment uses a computer-controlled table and a harness to gently stretch your spine, relieving pressure on the herniated disc.
To learn more about the benefits of herniated disc treatment, make an appointment at Gulf Coast Healthcare, by calling the office or booking online today.