Herniated Discs

There is an intervertebral disc between each vertebra of the spine. Discs act as shock absorbers and shock distributors. Imagine if you jump up and down. What would happen to the stack of bony vertebrae that make up the spine without the cushioning and support of these discs? Now, move your back from side to side. Again, you can visualize the give and take of the discs between the vertebrae. Without these discs, your spine couldn't function.

These discs are made up of the annulus fibrosis (the tough outer layer) and a nucleus pulposus (which contains a soft, gelatin-like center). When cracks occur in the outer layer of the disc, the material inside of the disc can begin to push out. Numerous factors can cause a disc to herniate.

Intervertebral discs don't really "slip"—although the phrase "slipped disc" has come into popular usage to refer to bulging, ruptured, or herniated discs. Chiropractic care is a non-surgical treatment option for herniated discs.

Chiropractors evaluate the entire spine, so if you have a herniated disc, your chiropractor will look at other areas of the spine, too. Because the spine functions as a whole, mechanical problems in one part of the spine can affect another area of the spine.

To treat a herniated disc, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that may include spinal manipulation and other chiropractic techniques to help ease your herniated disc symptoms. This will be an individualized treatment plan, but it may include manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.

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