Have You Injured a Disc?

Chiropractic Lehi UT Herniated Disc

Have you been told that you have a slipped disc or a disc injury in Lehi? They can vary from slight to severe, but most require the attention of a trained chiropractor. Our Lehi chiropractic clinic can help you understand your condition and help you develop the best treatment option for you.

The little pads that lie between your vertebrae are called the intervertebral discs; each of which has a tough outer ring and a soft gel-like center. Your discs both join and separate your vertebrae. These discs serve as a cushions or shock absorbers, so that the bones don’t make contact with each other as you move. Without discs we would literally be unable to move our upper torso.


Disc Injury Lehi

If you are diagnosed with a protruding disc it means that the gel is pushed out or bulging, and is asymmetrical in different places. This may result in pinching and irritation of the nerve roots at that point.

A herniated disc happens when the disc material ruptures to the point that the gel pushes outward. This can also cause pain and numbness due to the irritation of the nerves, and can be very serious in some cases.

A disc extrusion is the worst type of disc injury. What it means is that the gel balloons extensively into the area outside the vertebrae or breaks off from the disc. This tends to result in considerable back pain and limitation of range of motion.

Everyone has what is called discs in-between the vertebra in the spine. That disc is like a balloon or a jelly donut. You get a herniated disc when the outside walls of that donut stretches and the jelly center starts to push out.


HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOU HAVE A HERNIATED DISC IN LEHI UT?

The best way to be 100% sure that you have a herniated disc is to have an MRI. Sometimes you may not experience symptoms, however, these are some of the red flags that will tell your doctor that you may have a disc injury:

  • Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Overactive Reflexes
  • Numbness
  • Uncomfortable Tingling & Burning
  • Stiff Neck
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Pins & Needles

If you suffer from a herniated disc in Lehi and are looking for relief, call our team at ReFlex Chiropractic at (801) 636-4344.

Monday
8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 7:00pm


Tuesday
By Appointment


Wednesday
8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 7:00pm


Thursday
By Appointment


Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 7:00pm


Saturday
Closed


Sunday
Closed

ReFlex Chiropractic

120 West Main Street
Lehi, UT 84043

(801) 636-4344