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How To Know if you have a Disc Herniation


Do I Have a Disc Herniation?

A spinal disc herniation can be an incredibly painful condition, but it is very difficult for someone to perform self-diagnosis accurately. There are a lot of potential causes of back pain, making it next to impossible to determine if your back pain is caused by a disc herniation or a different condition with seeing an expert.

If you're experiencing any of the symptoms below, call The Healing Touch Chiropractic in Sacramento, CA, as soon as possible. Our skilled team of chiropractors can diagnose your condition and get you on the road to recovery.

Back Pain

The most obvious symptom of disc herniation is a large amount of pain in your back. This pain usually gets worse as you stand or move. It's important to note that many people will have no back pain from a herniated disc, but they will experience other symptoms.

Arm or Leg Pain

If the disc has moved and is now putting pressure on a nerve connected to one of your body's extremities, you will likely feel intense pain in your arms or legs. Typically, this pain will feel as if it is radiating from your mid-back and extending through your arms or starting in your lower back and extending through your legs.

Numbness or Tingling

If the disc has moved in a way that has cut the nerve off completely, you may feel numbness or tingling in these extremities. Many patients describe the feeling as similar to that of their arm or leg falling asleep.

A Combination of These Symptoms

A herniated disc can move as you move, making it very common for patients to cycle between pain in their back and extremities, and a feeling of numbness or tingling.

Call Us Today

If you live in the Sacramento, CA, area and are experiencing any of these disc herniation symptoms, call The Healing Touch Chiropractic today at (916) 447-3344.

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