Spinal Decompression & Herniated Discs

Getting down to the root of back pain issues is essential to your long-term health and wellness. There are limited treatment options for herniated disk pain, but our team at Castro Family Chiropractic can help if you are dealing with this issue. Keep reading to find out if spinal decompression in Norwalk, CA, is right for you. 


Understanding a Herniated Disk

The spine is made up of many individual vertebrae. Between each of these vertebrae, there is a soft cushion of tissue known as a disk. The purpose of these disks is to cushion the bones so that they do not rub against each other. It is also there to protect the sensitive nerves which lie within the spinal column. 

These disks can herniate. This means that the outer layer of the disk ruptures and the internal material pushes out through the tear. When this happens, the vertebrae of the spine can start to rub against each other. This can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort.  

Symptoms of Herniated Disk

If the herniated disk is located in the upper back or neck, you may experience pain in your arms, hands, and neck. You may also experience tingling sensations throughout your back, arms, and hands. 

If the herniated disk is located lower in your back, then you may experience pain in your buttocks and down your legs. There may also be tingling or numbness as well. 

What Causes a Herniated Disk?

A disk can herniate due to an injury. Another cause of herniated disks is degenerative disk disease. This is a condition in which the disks simply begin to break down and is common as people age. 

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

A chiropractor can provide all-natural treatment options to help you find pain relief. One of the most successful treatment options for this condition is spinal decompression. During a spinal decompression session, you will be placed on a specially designed table. This table applies pressure and gently stretches your spine. 

This stretching lessens pressure built up between the vertebrae. Once this pressure is relieved, the herniated disks can get the blood, oxygen, and nutrients they need to heal.

To learn more about spinal decompression or any of our other services, contact us at Castro Family Chiropractic, serving Norwalk, CA, and the surrounding areas. We now have Spanish appointments available for your convenience. Give us a call today at (562) 474-1314.