How to know if you have a herniated disc

Atlanta Chiropractor - Herniated disc

In this video I will teach you how you can identify a disc herniation based on the symptoms you are feeling.

When you have a herniated disc, the fluid inside the disc is pushed out and can press on adjacent nerves. When the pressure inside the disc increases you notice the following symptoms:

1. Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
2. Decreased sensation in the extremities 
3. Weakness in the extremities
4. Pain in the area of the herniation

You may have a herniated disc if you feel these symptoms when you sneeze, cough, laugh, and push when you go to the bathroom. All these actions increase the pressure inside a disc and can bring about increased pain, which helps to diagnose a herniation especially if you experience pain traveling from one area to another as is the case with sciatica.  Once those symptoms are showing up, your doctor may order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis.
 

 

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Hi! 🙂 My name’s Dr. Guevara and I want to thank you for visiting my page. I’m passionate about health and love helping people attain and maintain their optimal physical condition. Through my knowledge and expertise I’ve been able to help thousands of people get out of pain and my goal is to do the same for you. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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Dr. Jose Guevara

Hi! :) My name’s Dr. Guevara and I want to thank you for visiting my page. I’m passionate about health and love helping people attain and maintain their optimal physical condition. Through my knowledge and expertise I’ve been able to help thousands of people get out of pain and my goal is to do the same for you. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

2 Comments

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    Reply Reply May 23, 2015

    Dr G you are wonderful & so is your work.

    Thanks a million for your informative Videos which are so beneficial to me & my students.

    Once again many thanks Dr G

    • Dr. Jose Guevara

      Reply Reply May 29, 2015

      You’re welcome. Thanks for watching the videos.

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