Herniated Discs

At The Wellness Center, we offer more than just generic solutions. With over 150 proven chiropractic techniques at our disposal, we are dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your needs. Our treatments, ranging from spinal decompression to therapeutic massage, are designed to offer you lasting relief from the challenges posed by herniated discs.


Disc Distress


What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc signifies the protrusion of the soft jelly-like center of a vertebral disc through its tough exterior. Functioning as pivotal cushions between your spine's vertebrae, these discs play an essential role in supporting your back. Addressing this condition is crucial, as an untreated herniated disc can irritate nearby nerves and lead to more pronounced symptoms.

Spotting the Symptoms

Back Pain

Especially in the cervical or lumbar spine regions.

Radiating Pain

Pain can travel down the arms or legs.


Often accompanied by tingling sensations.

Restricted Movement

Mobility challenges or stiffness in the affected area.

Understanding the Basics

Why Does It Occur?

Common Causes:

  1. Age-Related Degeneration: Natural wear and tear due to aging makes discs susceptible to tears and ruptures.
  2. Reduced Water Content: With age, discs lose their hydration, heightening the risk of herniation.
  3. Improper Lifting: Incorrectly lifting heavy objects can strain the disc.
  4. Trauma: Sudden falls or direct blows to the back can result in herniation.

Did You Know?

The cervical and lumbar spine regions are most commonly affected by herniated discs. This is because these areas of the spine bear significant weight and endure a lot of movement, making them more susceptible to disc issues.

Frequently Asked Questions​

What is the difference between a bulging disc and a herniated disc?

While both conditions relate to spinal disc issues, a bulging disc means the disc’s outer layer is protruding, but hasn’t ruptured. In contrast, a herniated disc indicates that the outer layer has torn, letting the inner material leak out.

Yes, specific exercises can help strengthen the muscles surrounding the affected area, offering relief and aiding in recovery. Always consult with a professional before starting any exercise regimen.

No, many cases of herniated discs can be effectively managed with non-surgical treatments. Surgery is typically considered when conservative treatments don’t provide relief.

Recovery time varies based on the severity of the herniation and the chosen treatment approach. Many patients experience significant relief within a few weeks of non-surgical treatments.

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Suffering from a herniated disc? Don't wait for the pain to dictate your life. Allow our experienced chiropractors at The Wellness Center to guide you back to comfort and stability. Your journey to recovery begins here.