What are the Symptoms of a Ruptured Disc?

ReferralAlthough a ruptured disc can lead to quite a bit of pain and discomfort, there’s something you need to remember: these feelings don’t always set in right away.

Instead, you may not feel the complete impact of a ruptured disc until the tissue begins to aggravate surrounding areas. As soon as pressure builds up on a local nerve, these types of symptoms can set in:

·      Intense, sharp pain (sometimes it can be dull)

·      Muscle cramping

·      Muscle tightness

·      Pain that makes its way into your shoulders, radiating down your arms and legs

·      A pins and needles sensation in your arms and/or legs

·      Tenderness to the touch

·      Weakness in the injured area

Aren’t these the same symptoms of many other types of back injury? In some cases, the answer is yes. For this reason, you can’t hesitate to seek medical treatment. You need to consult with an experienced professional to ensure that you understand exactly what’s going on.

Once you know what you’re up against, you can learn more about your treatment options. For example, you may come to find that minimally invasive surgery is the best way to treat your ruptured disc.

If you’re experiencing pain and require professional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re more than happy to schedule an appointment so that you can learn more about your injury, treatment options, and how to improve your back health in the future.