Friday, February 8, 2013

Do You Have Leg Pain?

It Could Be a Herniated Disc

When you feel constant pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in your leg, you probably think there’s something wrong with your leg itself. On the other hand, there could be a serious problem in your spine that’s causing pain to radiate into your leg, such as a herniated disc.

To understand how a herniated disc occurs, let’s first understand the different areas of the spinal column:
  • Vertebrae: the bones in the spinal column that run along the back from the pelvis up to the base of the skull. These bones shield nerves that come from the brain and down the back.
  • Spinal Discs: The discs in the spine cushion the spinal column and the space between each vertebra.
  • Nerve Roots: The large nerves that branch from the spinal cord and leave the spinal column, appearing in the arms and legs.
One of these possible spine problems could be a herniated or slipped disc. This occurs when a part of the spinal disc pushes through a weak area of the disc wall and places pressure on the nerves that are nearby.

Because the nerves travel into the arms and legs, if a nerve root (which begins near the spinal column) is pinched or irritated by a slipped disc, this can send shooting pain, numbness or tingling into the nerves in the extremities where it is felt as arm or leg pain.

Typically herniated discs don’t just happen. Trauma or strain often causes the discs to move out of place or rupture, resulting in compacted nerves that can cause debilitating effects in the legs.

Capstone Pain & Spine Center specializes in treatment for herniated discs and pain felt in the legs. The effective pain treatments in Fort Worth and Dallas areas can relieve the pain felt in your legs originating from somewhere in your spine. Don’t just “get by” with pain medication. Let’s solve your pain problem by targeting the source of the pain and curing it. Contact us today for answers to your questions.

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