When you take your thumb, lightly press it against one of your fingers, and rub it, do you feel a tingling sensation? Or do you experience a tingling sensation anywhere else in your body? If you do, might you have a herniated disc, also called a slipped disc. Here are other symptoms of a Herniated Disc:
Herniated Disc Symptoms
- Arm or leg pain – Where the pain is depends on whether the affected disc is in your neck or lower back
- Numbness or Tingling – This occurs to the nerves affected by a herniated disc
- Weakness – The weakening of certain muscles because of affected nerves may make it difficult to use those muscles or even lead to temporary paralysis
What is a Herniated Disc?
The discs are the rubbery cushions between each of your vertebra. A disc becomes herniated when of the discs in your spine is forced out of its proper position, and the rubbing of two of your vertebra causes unnecessary friction.
Depending on various factors of a herniated disc, a person can have a herniated disc and experience no symptoms. Though, an inflamed herniated disc can cause excruciating pain that leaves a person debilitated.
How do you Treat a Herniated Disc?
If you have a herniated disc, or if you think you might have a herniated disc, whether you experience any pain or not, it should not be ignored. This slipped disc can frequently be relieved by correcting the Atlas Subluxation, which is the correction of the upper cervical area of your spine.
You can experience no pain for months or years, yet the symptoms can flare up and cause paralysis of the musculoskeletal structure with little to no notice. Whether you experience pain, the best thing you can do to avoid experiencing this pain is to not ignore your herniated disc.
Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems.