Our Chiropractic office near Morrisville is available for Herniated Discs.
Whether you simply love to play a particular sport or you compete in that endeavor on a serious level, a herniated disc can banish you to the bench for quite some time. This form of damage to the cartilaginous discs that cushion the spinal vertebrae can cause serious pain as well as many other disabling neurological problems. Fortunately, you can get back in the game with the aid of chiropractic at Integrative Chiropractic.
How Athletes Get Herniated Discs
The discs that separate your vertebrae and protect them against everyday stress consists of two layers -- an inner gelatinous layer called the nucleus, and a disc-shaped outer fibrous "container" called the annulus. When a small area of the annulus sustains damage or grows weak, it may bulge out of the spinal column until it ruptures, allowing some of the nucleus to escape. This problem, a herniated disc, can pinche surrounding nerve tissue, producing pain, weakness, tingling, and other problems in the arms or legs.
While anyone can get a herniated disc due to spinal misalignment, obesity, or acute injury, athletes may be especially prone to them. Football players, for instance, may lead with their heads, making them vulnerable to herniated cervical discs. Other athletes who place their lower backs under severe stress may develop herniated lumbar discs.
Contact Integrative Chiropractic today!
Here at Integrative ChiropracticOur chiropractic team can help you return to your favorite sport. Contact us (919) 468-5622 to learn more about Herniated Discs.