Herniated DiscA herniated disc (slipped disc) is a condition which occurs when the soft center of a spinal disk pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing.

Some herniated discs cause no symptoms. Others can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg.

If you are experiencing a herniated disc, you are not alone.  It is reported that there are over 3 million US cases every year.

One may ask, why do so many suffer from this condition? 

Causes of a herniated disc may include:

  • Degeneration
  • Injury
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Wear and tear of the spine

Some herniated discs cause no symptoms. Others can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg.

Common symptoms of a herniated disc:

  • Arm pain
  • Leg pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shooting pain into arm or leg when coughing or sneezing
  • Numbness
  • Overweight
  • Pain when walking
  • Pain when standing or sitting
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

Dr. Brenda FortinTo treat a herniated disc, Dr. Brenda Fortin will develop a treatment plan that will include chiropractic adjustments (spinal manipulation), therapies, and strengthening exercises to help ease your herniated disc symptoms

Dr. Brenda Fortin has 16 years of experience in treating patients using chiropractic care, so you are indeed coming to the right place to be evaluated for the treatment of a herniated disc.

It’s our mission to help people live healthier lives.  If you have read this page, then you or someone close to you are likely experiencing symptoms of a herniated disc and need to take the next step in freeing them from pain and moving in the direction of living a healthier life.  Schedule an appointment today using our online form or call us via phone 763-478-3978.