Disc Issues in Benton AR

Chiropractic Benton AR Disc Issues

Nearly 40% of American adults over the age of forty are expected to experience some form of disc issue. The little pads that lie between your vertebrae are called the intervertebral discs. Each of these discs has a tough outer ring and a soft gel-like center. Your disc's job is to both join and separate your vertebrae from one another. These discs act as cushions, or shock absorbers, so that the bones don’t make contact with each other as you move around, carry large objects, and bend over. Without the discs, you would literally be unable to move your upper torso.

Are you living with a “slipped” disc, bulging disc, herniated disc, or some other disc injury in Benton AR? If you have a suspicion that your back pain is being caused by a disc problem, or you have received a diagnosis that confirms you are dealing with this kind of issue, you will probably benefit from the best chiropractic care in Benton AR you can find. The following are some of the more common disc issues that we treat at Apex Health.


A disk bulge, or bulging disc, is a degenerative disc condition that slowly degrades and tears the outer parts of the disc circumferentially (around the outer part of the disc) causing it to bulge out. Pain often occurs when this bulge puts pressure on the spinal cord or surrounding nerves.


There are a couple different names of herniated discs: a disc protrusion, extrusion, and sequestration. These terms describe what the disc is doing and also explain the severity of the injury. These injuries are typically caused by trauma, and they present more focally (in a localized area). Once again, pain often occurs when this herniation puts pressure on the spinal cord or surrounding nerves.


All of the above issues tend to result in considerable back pain, numbness, and limitation in range of motion due to the irritation of the nerve roots at the point where the injury occurs and the impact this has on the surrounding tissues. A number of distressing symptoms can arise from this nerve irritation and damage, including but not limited to:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Weak legs or feet
  • Leg and foot pain, numbness, and tingling (also known as sciatica)
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control


Chiropractic care in Benton AR for disc injuries has a proven track record of providing both short-term pain relief and long-term recovery. At Apex Health, we work to achieve this by finding and correcting the cause of the problem, in addition to relieving the symptoms. Chiropractic treatment involves a thorough assessment of your medical history and x-rays, as well as a physical examination in order to determine the extent of the disc injury and the appropriate treatment.

The approach that is taken will be individually tailored to your specific issue and will always include gentle adjustments to the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves and to deal with the pain and discomfort. If you have a disc injury, call our team at Apex Health today to receive a consultation and start on the path to recovery.


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Apex Health

1900 Military Road Suite 101
Benton, AR 72015

(501) 315-6390