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Relieve The Pain Of A Herniated Disc With The Best Personalized Treatment In The Poconos

A herniated disc, also called a slipped disc, is known to affect between 2 to 3% of people between the ages of 30 and 50. It can occur in any part of the spine. Although this injury is more frequently detected in the lower back or lumbar spine, it can also develop in the neck or cervical spine.

If you think you are suffering from a herniated disc, we recommend scheduling an initial appointment with a knowledgeable and experienced chiropractor. At Back2Health, we take pride in being named the #1 chiropractor’s office in the Poconos for six years in a row. We perform individualized tests and exams for each patient to meet their specific needs. Start by calling us at 570-629-9507 to take advantage of a free 15-minute phone consultation!


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What is a Herniated Lumbar Disc?
Spinal discs play a crucial role in the lower back ranging from supporting the upper body to allowing for a wide range of movement in all directions. If a disc herniates and leaks some of its gel-like material, it can irritate your spinal nerves triggering back pain. Poor posture, repetitive spinal stress, spinal injury, and normal aging can cause this injury. The diagnosis is made by a chiropractor based on history, symptoms, a physical examination and in some cases results from X rays.

While symptoms vary depending on the position of the herniated disc and the size of the herniation, symptoms can include:
  • Arm or leg pain. Usually described as a deep and sharp cutting pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lumbar spine: pain, burning, tingling and numbness that radiates from the buttocks into the leg and sometimes into the foot
  • Cervical spine: sharp pain in the neck or between the shoulder blades
What Causes a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc is often the result of the natural aging of the spine. This process is called disc degeneration which happens when water content in the discs decreases and the spaces between the vertebrae get narrower as people age. This normal aging process increases the risk of herniation. It’s also important to mention that studies have shown that a predisposition for herniated discs may exist in some families.

Apart from aging, other causes that can lead to a prolapsed disc include:

  • Physically demanding jobs that require lifting very large, heavy objects can place great strain on the lower back
  • Car accidents can cause the discs to move out of their place
  • A sedentary lifestyle like sitting on a chair for long periods of time
  • Overweight individuals because their backbone must support the additional weight
  • Daily activities such as doing laundry, vacuuming and some body movements like twisting of the torso
  • Traumatic events such as a fall to the back or any sudden movement that can put too much pressure on the disc
All You Need To Know About a Herniated Disc
Degenerated discs can significantly affect daily life including limited movement, pain, aching or burning sensations. Because the majority of herniated discs do not require surgery, we suggest consulting a trusted chiropractor to help you get the treatment you need. At Back2Health, our goal is to help people in the Poconos area find relief from lower back pain and sciatica pain. Whether your back pain or neck pain is caused from a car accident or sports injury, our award winning practitioners will offer the best options when it comes to a safe and effective chiropractic treatment.

With the expert care of Dr. Nathan Laubach, Dr. Beth Laubach and Johanna M. Barnes, your personalized treatment plan will be managed by the #1 team of professionals in the Poconos for 6 years in a row. Call us today and get a free 15-minute phone consultation. Describe your symptoms to us and we will present you with the most suitable treatment for your specific situation. Remember that same-day appointments are possible, so contact us today!

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