Treating Lower Back Pain & Herniated Disc Patients in Frisco TX
The spine, made up of so many sensitive components, exposes your body up for many potential injuries and back disorders. Our experienced spine specialists at The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center in Frisco, TX, provide personalized care for patients suffering from lower back pain, often traced back to herniated discs.
At the Neuro & Spine Wellness Center, we’re trained and equipped to treat any type of herniated disc condition, even offering minimally-invasive spine surgery as one option for treatment.
What causes a herniated disc & lower back pain?
Basically your discs act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae, providing smooth flexiblity and adequate space for nerves, muscles and ligaments traveling through your spine. When you suffer some sort of traumatic injury or strain your back with heavy lifting or develop a degenerative spine disorder such as spinal stenosis, your discs may be at risk of herniation.
Sometimes referred to as a slipped disc, a herniated disc is the medical term for when pressure causes the jelly-type center of the disc to push against the tough outer ring of the disc. This squeezes the disc, and the center disc fiber may even push through and bulge toward the spinal canal. Pressure on the spinal nerves results in severe lower back pain. At times, pain may even shoot down the lower back and into the leg in a condition called sciatica.
Symptoms of disc herniation
- Lower Back Pain
- Undefined pain in the thighs, knees, or feet
- Numbness, paralysis, muscular weakness
- Erectile dysfunction (L3 or L5 herniation)
- Symptoms felt only on one side of body
Symptoms of a herniated disc differ based on the types of soft tissue affected and the location of the herniation, so patients can experience different levels of pain from the injury. With proper care, your back injury may heal in a few weeks of with anti-inflammatory treatments, some may patients require back surgery to correct the problem.
Do you think you may have lower back pain caused by a herniated disc? Contact The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center at 214-494-0455 to schedule a consultation to find out.