Slipped Disc

Slipped Disc
Slipped Disc

A slipped disc is actually a herniated disc. This is when some or all of a spinal disc ends up forced through a weak part of the spine. When this happens, it usually places pressure on surrounding nerves or the spinal cord and you experience pain– typically in your lower back. Thankfully, chiropractic care can help alleviate the pain.

Space for Nerves

Spinal discs contain a special cartilage that goes between the bones of your spinal column. This cartilage leaves space for pairs of nerves to exit your spine.

Turning and Bending

Normal healthy discs allow you to do things like turning your body and bending it. However, if you lift things improperly, or you slip and fall, you might end up with a herniated (slipped) disc. You might experience a herniation, protrusion or prolapse, whereas your disc narrows, bulges or ruptures.

Chiropractic First

Rather than taking pills or getting surgery, consider chiropractic care first. It’s a drug free, natural alternative treatment for herniated discs.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you have disc problems, a chiropractor finds the area affected and then adjusts that area in order to allow the body to heal itself. Eventually, discs and bones get back into their “normal” positions so you don’t have pain.
While many people assume this to be true, it’s not. That said, over the years discs can and do degenerate, especially if they’ve been neglected. That’s why spinal health matters when you’re young and middle aged– take good care of your spine early on so it’s not bad when you’re much older.
It may take years before a herniated disc causes you the kind of pain where you need to see someone for help. Our bodies usually adapt to life and its stressors. However, accumulated stress adds up and eventually the spine and its discs might have a situation, such as a bad fall or car crash, that causes the disc to herniate badly enough where you need to see a chiropractor or other doctor.