Disc Herniations are often referred to as a herniated or slipped disc. This occurs when the soft, jelly-like center of an intervertebral disc in the spine pushes through its tough outer layer. This can result in compression or irritation of nearby nerves, leading to symptoms such as back or neck pain, radiating pain into the arms or legs, numbness, tingling, or weakness. Disc herniations commonly occur in the lower back (lumbar spine) and neck (cervical spine) regions.
Treatments we often recommend for disc herniations: At STRONG., we recommend seeking help through physiotherapy or chiropractic as a first step. Treatments are individualized to your needs and preferences but typical sessions may include exercise or rehabilitation focusing on the hips and the back, tissue release of tight muscles, joint mobilization/manipulation, or acupuncture.
Treatments may include: