Discs are the cartilage pads that separate and cushion
and help connect the vertebrae that make up your spinal column.
They serve as shock absorbers between each of the vertebrae and
are constantly subjected to the pull of gravity and the torque
from everyday movement. Disc problems can be the result of genetics,
the normal "wear and tear" of aging, and injury.
Disc function is greatly affected by the alignment
of the spine. A subluxation or structural imbalance can force
a disc to bulge, protrude, or herniate, which then can result
in contact with the nerves and cause pain.
This common back problem is one we see frequently.
We effectively treat this malady by realigning the vertebrae and
returning the spine to its normal range of motion, thereby reducing
the pressure on the discs and spinal joints. We also incorporate
physical therapy as well as strengthening exercises for the abdominal
and back muscles. Core stabilization is essential for prevention
of subsequent disc problems. Additional lifestyle/ ergonomic changes
may be addressed by your chiropractor. If your case does not respond
as anticipated, a referral to the proper specialist will be made
by your chiropractor.
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