While there’s no such thing as a slipped disc, bulging, protruding and herniated discs are very real.
Each spinal disc has a jelly-like center that is contained by bands of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs allow you to have flexibility to turn and bend with ease. Improper lifting, slips, falls, and car accidents can cause the core to shift and the following disc issues to arise:
Herniation – This occurs when the central portion of the disc ruptures.
Protrusion – A common cause of back pain, protrusion is when the disc bulges where it is the weakest, resulting in nerve pressure.
Prolapse – A prolapsed disc involves a spinal disc slipping out from between the vertebrae of the spine.
Chiropractic is a remarkably effective and natural solution that can address a variety of disc problems. Drug-free chiropractic care can help to improve joint mechanics by improving spinal motion and reducing inflammation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Chiropractic adjustments can effectively help restore proper motion and position of malfunctioning spinal bones. If addressed before permanent damage takes place, disc tissue often returns to a more normal size and shape.
No. However, many disc problems are due to years of neglect. Many people who have spinal problems won’t experience symptoms until they’re in an advanced stage of degeneration. There are many senior citizens who have maintained their spine throughout their lives who still enjoy optimal spinal health and function.
Possibly. It depends on the severity of your disc conditions. But it’s a good idea to start with chiropractic first as it’s natural and non-invasive.
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