A herniated disc is a very common condition. Common symptoms include radiating pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, sore muscles and more. What can happen is that the disc will put pressure on the nerve and cause that nerve to constantly put out signals, thereby, not allowing the muscle to rest. When this scenario occurs, you will be resting, but your muscle is not, it has been twitching all night, and all day. It's no wonder your muscles are sore!
The discs are cushioning and shock absorbing bodies in -between each spinal vertebrae. There are tough crisscrossing layers on the outside of the disc with a jelly-like center. This central material can actually break through and start to irritate the nerve roots located close by. This process causes inflammation and can actually put physical pressure on the nerve roots. This inflammation and pressure is what causes nerve root pain.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, come get evaluated by your midtown chiropractor, Dr. Ryan Tichauer. He has been serving herniated disc patients here in New York city for 10 years. Our Rockefeller Center office is equipped with an advanced spinal decompression table. This is the leading non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for symptoms related to herniated discs.