Herniated Discs Treatment in Fort Collins, CO
Herniated discs occur when a tear develops in the outer, fibrous ring of a spinal disc, allowing the jelly-like inner part of the disc to bulge out of the torn spot. This protrusion of the inner disc may result in pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord near the herniation, causing interruption in normal nerve flow and often severe pain.
Also accurately known as bulging or ruptured discs, this injury can also cause a release of inflammatory chemical mediators, which intensify and propagate the inflammatory response, and may cause intense pain even in the event the nerve root is not compressed. This condition has also become widely referred to as a slipped disc, however, this term is not medically accurate as the spinal discs are firmly attached between the vertebrae and cannot “slip” out of place.
If you are experiencing any type of back pain or unexplained symptoms like those listed below, contact us online at our Fort Collins office or call us at (970) 377-3557 to learn more about how we can help.