Intervertebral discs are positioned between the vertebrae (back bones) in the spinal column. The outside of a disc is made from layers of cartilage, and in the center is a jelly-like liquid. The discs serve many purposes, including allowing movement of the spine, creating space between the vertebrae, and acting as shock absorbers. The gelatinous middle allows the disc to compress and expand with movement. Trauma to the spine can cause the discs to become herniated, bulged, displaced (slipped disc), or even ruptured. Trauma or direct injury to the area is not the only cause, however. As we get older, the discs can begin to weaken, dehydrate and lose height. These conditions can put pressure on the nerves within or around the spine and can cause debilitating pain.
If you suffer from one of these injuries you should see a chiropractor. Surgery is risky, expensive, and requires recovery time. Pain medications are dangerous and can have serious side effects including digestion/elimination issues, and addiction.
Get treated at Large Chiropractic Clinic. We will craft a comprehensive care plan that may include chiropractic adjustments, traction and therapeutic exercises. After a thorough evaluation we will explain your care options. Call today and get relief!