How a herniated disc can affect your mobility

Nobody wants to hear the phrase you have a herniated disc from their doctor. These types of issues can be caused through an age where your spinal discs start to degrade and over time start to lose the fluid that is naturally contained within them. This then causes tears to occur and the liquid can leak ot causing a herniated disc. For others, it can be as a result of high impact trauma to the area, through an accident or sporting injury.

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A number of symptoms can arise as a result of this kind of spinal disc injury and in some cases, the individual may need support from Mobility Aids like those from Ability Superstore to be able to move around safely and carry out everyday tasks. In some cases, these support items might only be needed for a short period of time.

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Some common symptoms of a herniated disc can include:

  • Pain when sneezing, coughing and moving in certain directions
  • Numbness and tingling in the area
  • Pain that increases when sitting
  • Weakness in your muscles
  • Issues with balance
  • Problems standing up from a seated position

Not everyone will experience the same symptoms and it will depend on how bad the herniated disc is and where it occurs in your spine as to what other limbs might be affected. It is important to seek medical advice if you think you have a problem with your spinal discs.

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