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Herniated Disc FAQs

What can a chiropractor do for my herniated disc? What caused my herniated disc in the first place? We at Cutitta Chiropractic might get those questions from our Greenfield, PA, and Pittsburg, PA, clients.


In this article, we aim to answer some of the frequently asked questions pertaining to herniated discs. Check them out if you still have nagging questions you want to get addressed.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

Herniated discs may be known as ruptured or slipped discs. They occur when one of the discs sandwiched between your vertebrae is pushed out of position.

Why Did I Get a Herniated Disc?

The discs along your spine often slip out of position due to a combination of two factors.

First off, the discs in your spine become more susceptible to slipping due to wear and tear. Over time, discs weaken and they are less likely to position.

The second factor that causes herniated disc is the application of significant force. Subjecting your body to excessive strain can cause all kinds of issues and a herniated disc is indeed one of them. It could be the byproduct of an exercise or work injury.

What Other Factors Make People Susceptible to Herniated Discs?

Aside from aging, your spinal discs are also more likely to rupture if you are overweight. The folks who often subject their back muscles to excessive strain are also more susceptible to this type of injury.Your genetics may also factor into the equation.

What Are the Symptoms of a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc is characterized by pain. Depending on where the slipped disc is, the pain it generates could affect your back, neck, and extremities.

Muscle weakness is another indicator of a ruptured disc. If you are having trouble moving things around, then a slipped disc could be the main issue.

Can a Chiropractor Treat a Herniated Disc?

Our chiropractors are equipped to treat herniated discs. You may even argue that they are best suited to handle that type of injury because of how well they know the spine.

What Can a Chiropractor Do for Your Injury?

A chiropractor on our team can help effectively treat the symptoms caused by your ruptured disc. We can also use chiropractic techniques to help shift the position of the slipped disc so it causes you less pain and discomfort.

Is Chiropractic Treatment for a Herniated Disc Painful?

Most chiropractic techniques used to treat herniated discs cause little in the way of pain or discomfort.

Book Your Chiropractic Treatment Session to Help with a Work Injury

We at Cutitta Chiropractic can help when it comes to treating herniated discs. We serve Greenfield, PA, and Pittsburg, PA, to help you finally receive treatment for that painful injury. Call us at (412) 235-7103.