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If you're one of the hundreds of Austin, TX residents living with back pain, we encourage you to connect with our chiropractor, Dr. Roy A. Logan. With his extensive training and experience, he's been able to diagnose and manage a variety of back pain conditions, many of which are caused by spinal disc problems.
Spinal discs are sandwiched between the vertebral bones in your spine. These discs—which help absorb shock and provide mobility in the spine—are covered on the outside with tough fibers and filled with a gel-like substance on the inside. Both acute and chronic stress can damage these tissues and lead to a disc injury, including:
Both bulging discs and herniated discs can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms—or they may not present with any signs or symptoms at all. Discs themselves are poorly innervated, so if they do cause pain it's generally because they are compressing a spinal nerve root somewhere in the spine. In this case, symptoms may include pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling in the arm or leg innervated by the pinched nerve.
While bulging discs and herniated discs can occur anywhere in the spine, they're most common in the lower neck and lower back areas. You may be more at risk for sustaining a disc injury if you are older, are overweight, sit a lot, or perform a lot of bending, twisting, and lifting tasks.
Dr. Logan relies on natural and effective services to help people recover from disc injuries. Instead of masking the pain with drugs or exposing his patients to invasive procedures, he instead uses holistic techniques which help heal the injured discs in addition to resolving the symptoms.
Such services include:
Call the Chiropractic Offices of Roy A. Logan at (512) 215-3256 to schedule an initial consultation!