A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the soft inner layer of a spinal disc protrudes through the tough outer layer. This can happen in any part of the spine, but it is most common in the lower back (lumbar spine) and the neck (cervical spine).
A herniated disc can cause a range of symptoms, depending on its location and severity.
These symptoms can include:
- Pain: This is the most common symptom of a herniated disc and can be felt in the back, neck, arms, or legs. The pain may be sharp or dull, and it may worsen with movement or coughing/sneezing.
- Numbness or tingling: A herniated disc can press on nearby nerves, causing a numb or tingling sensation in the affected area.
- Weakness: If the herniated disc is pressing on a nerve that controls muscle function, it can cause weakness in the affected area.
- Difficulty with coordination or balance: If the herniated disc is affecting the spinal cord, it can cause problems with coordination and balance.
Risk factors for herniated discs include age, genetics, and certain occupations that require heavy lifting or repetitive motions.
Treatment options for a herniated disc may include nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy, laser technology, chiropractic care, or Spincor Dynamic Bracing if the cause of the herniated disc is a result of Scoliosis.
Surgery is a possibility in some situations depending on many factors which can be discussed with your qualified healthcare provider.
The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is designed to treat Scoliosis, a condition where the spine curves to the side. The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is a non-invasive treatment approach that uses a flexible brace to address the curvature of the spine and improve posture and function.
In many cases, Scoliosis and herniated discs may occur together, particularly in older adults. In these cases, treatment may involve a combination of approaches, including dynamic bracing, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medications to manage pain and inflammation.
A significant number of patients with herniated discs along with Scoliosis report mild to significant pain reduction or resolution when treated with the SpineCor Bracing System.
The primary goal of The SpineCor Dynamic Bracing System is to stop the progression of curvature and take the unwanted weight off the joints and structures of the spine which is causing the pain. The second goal is to stabilize and strengthen the spine and the third goal is to offer any correction if possible. Overall, improve quality of life.
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