Herniated Disc in Bradenton, FLOur team can take a look at and can treat a herniated disc in Bradenton, FL. We also provide acupuncture and massage therapy in Bradenton, FL, as treatment options. A disc bulge results from slight tears in the outermost fibers of an annulus fibrosis. These small tears can be painful for a short time.
A disc protrusion/extrusion, also called “herniation,” is a more significant injury. It results from a complete or significant tear of the fibers of an annulus-when some of the nucleus leaks through. A herniation can also be painful and may even cause nerve compression. In the most severe cases, the spinal cord can become compressed.
The most common disc problem suffered by adults is degenerative disc disease. This occurs when the disc nucleus loses water and small tears develop in it. The body then forms osteophytes (bone spurs), along the edges of the vertebra and the disc space narrows. We used to believe that this was a function of “wear and tear” as we aged. The most recent evidence shows that, most often, there is a hereditary link to the development of degenerative disc disease. Degenerative disc disease can also be caused by trauma/injury.
Common Symptoms of Disc ProblemsCommon signs of disc problems include, but are not limited to:
• Neck or back pain in Bradenton, FL
• Leg or arm pain
• Tenderness of the spine and spinal muscles