Herniated, bulging and prolapsed disc produce symptoms caused when a nerve root in the spine is compressed, causing pain and numbness to travel along the nerve that serves the buttocks, legs and feet or shoulder, arm and hand.
Definitive diagnoses is required using CT or MRI scan. Chiropractic may help to decrease symptoms and may reduce the need for surgery and other invasive treatments. The key is early intervention before symptoms become severe.
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