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Common Conditions
Treated with Chiropractic

Spinal Disc Problems

Spinal discs are sensitive, spongy pads found between the bones (called the vertebrae) of the spinal column. Also called intervertebral discs, each is a flat, circular capsule about one-quarter inch thick. Their primary purpose is to act as a shock absorber between adjacent vertebrae. 

When abnormal pressure is applied to the disc due to spinal misalignments or direct trauma, a herniation can occur. Often called a slip or bulged disc, if that herniation protrudes out enough to press against a spinal nerve, severe pain and muscle spasms can occur.

By correcting misalignments and restoring motion back into the spine, chiropractic care can dramatically help people with disc issues in most cases. Don’t just mask the problem with pain pills and muscle relaxers, try correcting the problem through chiropractic care.