8B Christopher Columbus Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Telephone: (203) 798-WELL(9355) Fax: (203) 778-6612
Physicians Health and Injury Center has expanded its wellness services and is now Advanced Wellness and Injury Center
Wednesday, Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 2:00pm - 5:30pm Thursday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
TELEMEDICINE virtual visits are available from your home for continued care and safety
A herniated disc is an occurrence that results in a spinal disc compressing against an adjacent nerve root. Unlike a bulging disc, thought to be caused by pressure that forces the disc to stretch, a herniated disc is primarily caused from a crack developing in the tough outer layer of the disc's cartilage. Once a crack forms it's possible for the disc's softer inner cartilage to move through the crack and touch surrounding nerves of the spine causing
pain. A herniated disc can cause a good deal of discomfort, at times progressing enough that can become disabling and affect someone's quality of life greatly.
If you've visited a doctor about a painful bulging or herniated disc, you might have been given medications, such as over-the-counter painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxers or steroids to help control your symptoms. While these work in the short term to keep you more comfortable, they won't target the underlying cause of the herniated disc or prevent another one from forming.
At Advanced Wellness and Injury Center we can help determine the type of bulging disc you're suffering from, plus help you pinpoint some of the underlying causes. After diagnosis, we will perform targeted adjustments to help realign the spinal discs and prevent protrusion into the spinal canal.
Chiropractic adjustments have been well-researched for treating symptoms of bulging and herniated discs, including sciatic nerve pain, stiff neck and chronic lower back pain.