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A disc cannot slip. But it can wedge, bulge, protrude and herniate. Chiropractic care can help fix any back and neck pain or herniated disc symptoms you be suffering from while providing affordable fast relief. Spinal decompression can also be an extremely effective method of pain relief for upper and lower back pain.
Did you know that leg pain can be related to herniated discs?
Space for Nerves
The most serious disc problem is a prolapsed disc in which the soft center ruptures and leaks.
The disc is a special cartilage between the bones of your spinal column. It attaches to the vertebra above and below it. This creates the separation between spinal bones so pairs of nerves can exit the spine. This can often be related to or confused with sciatica nerve pain and symptoms as well as bulging disc issues and back spasms.
Turning and Bending
Each spinal disc has a jelly-like “ball bearing” core that is contained by bands of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs give you flexibility for normal turning and bending while bulging or ruptured discs lock your body.
Improper lifting, slips, falls and car accidents can cause the core to shift:
Herniation: disc wedging narrows nerve openings. Obvious symptoms may not be present.
Protrusion: like a blister, the disc bulges where it is the weakest, causing pinched nerve pressure.
Prolapse: with the cushioning and separating compromised by rupture, movement is painful.
Q: How does chiropractic treatment help disc problems?
A: The purpose of chiropractic care is to locate and correct areas of the spine interfering with the proper nervous system control of your body. Because the intervertebral discs are so close to the spinal cord and nerve roots, disc involvement is quite common in chiropractic cases. Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper motion and position of malfunctioning spinal bones, reducing nervous system involvement. If caught before permanent damage, disc tissue often returns to a more normal size and shape by restoring proper motion and position of affected spinal joints.
Q: Are disc problems simply the normal aging process?
A: No. However, many disc problems are the result of years of neglect. Many spinal problems are nonsymptomatic until the advanced stages of degeneration. There are many cases of elderly patients who have maintained their spine throughout their lives who enjoy excellent spinal health and function.
Q: I did not do anything to my back. So how can a disc be involved?
A: This is a common refrain. Because our bodies are unusually adaptive, we can often accommodate a variety of stresses for years. Finally, like the “straw that broke the camel’s back,” we turn or bend funny and suddenly our spine succumbs to the accumulation of stress. Your issue could also be related to sciatica pain.
Chiropractic First Treatment for Fast Relief
Chiropractic has been a natural solution helping people with a variety of disc problems including spinal stenosis while avoiding painful costly surgery for over 50 years. Our Salinas slipped disc specialists are waiting to help you find the relief you deserve.