A herniated disc refers to a problem with one of the discs between the bones in your vertebrae in your spine. It's a rubbery cushion that rests between each of your vertebrae and pain occurs when some of that rubbery cushion gets pushed out of place, causing your nerves to become pinched. The problem can persist until you see a chiropractor to correct your spine.
I know first hand how chiropractors can help with realignment because in 2011, I suffered both a neck and spinal injury. While it wasn't a herniated disc, my nerves were pinched and I experienced increasing muscle numbness that lead to pain that felt like electrical pulses shooting all along my muscles. After only 4 treatments, I was back in full form and was able to sleep again since the pain no longer kept me awake.
Herniated discs can occur from the spinal cord or nerves being compressed and the most common injuries tends to be in the lower back since it bears most of the twisting and force in our bodies. It may also travel downward and be felt in the legs as well.
Watch for these signs of a Herniated Disc:
- Electric Shock Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Pain in Back and/or Legs
- Bowel or Bladder Control Problems
You should consult with your physician immediately if you experience any of the above symptoms. I did... and it did me a world of good.