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When to Seek Treatment for a Herniated Disc

Causes of Herniated Discs

If you suspect you may have a herniated disc, you may be wondering how it happened. There are many potential causes of a herniated disc, including:

  • Car Accidents
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Exercising or Lifting Weight Incorrectly
  • Sports Injuries
  • Excessive Body Weight
  • Physically Demanding Work
  • Genetic Predisposition

Potential Signs of a Herniated Disc

Regardless of how you hurt your back, you may have a herniated disc if any you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain in another area of the body near the hernia, such as the arm, shoulder, leg, buttocks, etc.
  • Numb or tingling sensation near the site of the hernia, due to compression of nerves
  • Muscle weakness in the muscles surrounding the site of the hernia
  • Difficulty controlling urination and bowel movements
  • Impaired motor skills and reduced ability to perform basic tasks
  • Difficulty balancing or moving around unassisted

When to Seek Medical Attention

Some people live with herniated discs for a while before seeking treatment, resulting in unnecessary pain and nerve damage. The sooner you seek medical intervention, the better your chances will be at alleviating your pain and getting back to your former level of mobility. As soon as you begin experiencing pain or discomfort you suspect to be the result of a herniated disc, call your local injury rehabilitation and treatment center.

Therapy & Rehabilitation for Houstonians Suffering from Herniated Discs

Connect with a member of our team at QualCare Rehabilitation immediately if you have been injured and believe you may be suffering from a herniated disc. We provide spinal decompression, chiropractic care, physical therapy and more, and we are prepared to help you find the treatment option that best suits your needs.

Call (713) 588-0042 today to schedule your appointment, or visit the Houston injury rehab center near you.