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Intervertebral discs (AKA: “shock-absorbers” of the spine) are the cartilage cushions located between the vertebrae (bones) of the spine. Discs can become inflamed, irritated, bulged, and even ruptured if the spine undergoes even the most trivial of traumas. The most common signs that a person might be suffering from a disc problem are numbness and tingling through their arms and legs, which are often accompanied by sharp, shooting pains. Discs that are bulging or pinching on a nerve that is exiting the spinal column can be a very serious condition directly linked to subluxations (spinal misalignment). Often diagnostic imaging in the form of x-rays and MRI’s are needed to properly diagnosis a disc problem condition.
If you are continually suffering from a herniated or bulging disc, there are steps that you can take, depending on your condition. Once the pain begins, your first priority should be to schedule an evaluation with a Livermore doctor who understands and specializes in herniated discs. At East Bay Spine And Disc Institute in Livermore, we treat many conditions, and there is no reason for your pain to continue after being treated regularly. Our non-invasive approach to pain relief and injury recovery has proved to have very successful results.
We understand how difficult it can be to move around when you have a herniated disc. In fact, you might need to stay in bed for the first few days, so you don’t cause any more damage to your back. However, moving is part of the recovery process. Exercise is also a huge part of the recovery, but DO NOT begin exercising or stretching until you have been cleared to do so by your physician. Although Spinal Decompression Therapy can relieve your pain, if you are overexerting yourself, this treatment may have a negative effect on your condition. Call (925) 900-5400 now to schedule your examination consultation at East Bay Spine And Disc Institute today.