Three Signs That Suggest a Herniated Disc

Three signs that suggest a herniated disc include back pain, loss of sensation or numbness, and muscle weakness.

At Naples Community Injury Center, we can provide both chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy services, so you don’t have to visit anywhere else for treatments. Call us today at (239) 631-5445 to discuss options for reducing the pain and inconvenience that a herniated disc causes.

How to Tell if You Have a Herniated Disc

Woman Suffering from Herniated Disc

Mayo Clinic lists several symptoms that may suggest a herniated disc, including:

  • Pain in your extremities: Disc injuries may cause pain in your arms and legs, depending on which nerves are being affected by the herniated disc(s).
  • Loss of sensation, numbness, or tingling: If you feel a persistent tingling sensation, numbness, or other abnormal sensations in your arms or legs, this could be a symptom of a herniated disc.
  • Muscle weakness: When your spine and nerves are not healthy, it may affect your control over certain muscles. This may manifest as weakness or loss of coordination.

Each person with a herniated disc experiences a unique array of symptoms. The severity of symptoms may depend on the number of slipped discs a person has, how severe the injury is, and how much pressure nerves are experiencing due to the herniated disc(s).

A Herniated Disc Can Severely Disrupt Your Life

Between pain, lack of sensation (or abnormal sensation), and weakness in affected muscles, having a slipped disc may:

  • Prevent you from working, or at least limit your earning capacity
  • Prevent you from exercising, which may diminish your quality of life, contribute to mental health issues, and place your short- and long-term health in jeopardy
  • Cause adverse changes in your mental health, personality, mood, and ability to enjoy life
  • Interfere with your social and personal life, as pain can reduce the number of activities you are able to participate in

Nobody should live with these and other symptoms of a herniated disc. We offer comprehensive, non-invasive treatment techniques tailored to you and your disc injury. Our mission is to free our patients from pain, and herniated discs are a condition our chiropractic professionals are familiar with.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

Herniated disc symptoms are a topic we encounter frequently, as we treat patients who suffer herniated discs from aging, lifting heavy objects, and some types of accidents.

Herniated discs are also called:

  • Bulging discs
  • Ruptured discs
  • Slipped discs

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) explains that a disc is a round, pillow-like structure that cushions the vertebrae (bones) in your spinal column. If one or more of these discs deteriorates, tears, or moves out of the proper placement, you may feel significant pain.

Pain from a herniated disc generally occurs because of abnormal pressure on sensitive nerves in the spine. Those with disc injuries may also feel discomfort from bone-on-bone contact in their spine.

How Our Chiropractic Services May Relieve the Pain and Address the Cause of Your Herniated Disc

Our team includes neurosurgeons, licensed chiropractors, and other medical professionals. We consider all relevant perspectives (including yours) before recommending a treatment course, which may include:

  • Manual therapy: We may seek to relieve pain and promote healing with massages, ultrasound therapy, and other manual therapy treatments.
  • Physical therapy: We generally advise that those with herniated discs engage in moderate physical exercise, possibly including physical therapy.
  • Surgery: Though we generally pursue the most non-invasive treatment course first, surgery is necessary for some patients with slipped discs. Our qualified medical professionals may need to remove bone fragments or repair damage that will not resolve itself without surgical intervention.
  • Medication: Our priority is to alleviate any suffering you are experiencing. We may recommend steroids and medications to reduce your pain, and you have the final say over what you want to take (or don’t).

We consider injuries on a case-by-case basis. Chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy are two of our service offerings, and we can discuss a treatment plan that we believe will work for you.

Our team will consider which therapies are best for you, provide our honest insight, and allow you to direct your recovery path.

Benefits of Chiropractic Services for Herniated Disc Injuries

Benefits of Chiropractic Services for Herniated Disc Injuries




Our clients come to us seeking a variety of health outcomes, and we aim to help them:

  • Eliminate pain from the herniated disc: Minimizing or eliminating pain is generally our first order of business with a herniated disc. We will diagnose your injury and review all your pain-relief options with you.
  • Address the source of the pain: Once we understand what caused your herniated disc, our medical team will review your case and identify all possible treatment options. We will explain the pros and cons (and any possible risks) of various treatment plans. Our team will explain the long-term prognosis for recovery and the treatment we recommend based on your personal circumstances.
  • Rehabilitate their injury: Rehabilitation is the goal of your treatment with our team. Rather than merely treating your symptoms, we want you to be able to live a limitless life when you’ve completed your treatment plan.
  • Emerge from treatment stronger than ever: We’re most proud when our clients leave our offices stronger and less hindered by pain than when they entered.

Our team offers compassion, a professional approach, and treatment facilities that you will be comfortable in. Our doctors show the utmost caution, and they’re licensed to administer a variety of treatment types. Pick the course that you’re most comfortable with and confident in, and we’ll lead the way.

Call Naples Community Injury Center Today to Find Relief From Your Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a serious injury that may not heal on its own. If you have yet to receive a diagnosis for the cause of your herniated disc, you will not know what is necessary to heal and free yourself from pain.

Our team helps clients overcome disc injuries on their terms. Call Naples Community Injury Center today at (239) 631-5445 to discuss how we can help you.