Disc Pain

Disc Pain

Your spine is made up of vertebrae and discs in between each one. These give your vertebrae a cushion and provide absorption for shock. When you’re dealing with certain types of back pain, this could mean that you’re dealing with a disc issue. Disc pain can be associated with age, overuse, or an injury. It’s important to understand what could cause disc pain and how it can be treated.

Dealing With Disc Pain

Disc pain can be brutal and can impact how you function throughout the day. When you’re dealing with this pain, it could be from an injury. Common symptoms of disc pain can include:

  • Back pain
  • Severe back pain from laughing, coughing, or sneezing
  • Numbness in the arms or legs
  • Back pain from bending over or sitting for prolonged periods

When you have disc pain, you might find that it’s hard to perform daily tasks and that even sitting at your desk starts to become painful. Instead of living with your pain, it’s important to talk to your doctor to find out what could be causing your disc pain and how it can be managed and treated.

Common causes of disc pain include:

  • Disc strains or sprains
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Protruded discs
  • Sciatica

Issues like degenerative disc disease can also have no symptoms at all. Disc pain can increase if you are older, lack regular exercise, are obese, or have poor posture. Often, you’ll start with conservative methods for treatment. This could include using a heat pack to ease your pain and implementing an exercise routine to strengthen your back and muscles. You may also need manual therapy and pain relievers to manage your pain.

Contact Our Doctor Today

Make sure that you’re not ignoring your back pain. Contact Dr. Stacie Oliver at Alturas Pain & Spine Specialists in St. George, UT, at (435) 222-5527 to learn more about disc pain and how it can affect your life.

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