|Discs are the soft, but strong, cushions that
separate the vertebrae in the spine and act
like shock absorbers as your body moves.
Repeated strain over time, vertebral
subluxation, or sudden injury can damage
discs and irritate (See diagrams to the
right) nerves, causing pain and numbness
or tingling in the back, legs, neck and arms.
Disc disorders are often referred to as
herniated or "slipped discs." This term is
derived from the action of the spongy
center of the disc (nucleus), when it is
forced away from the center of the disc and
bulges onto the spinal nerves, causing
nerve irritation. Left untreated, herniated
discs may become prolapsed.
A prolapsed disc occurs when the spongy
center of the disc ruptures and pushes
through the outer wall, pressing on nearby
nerves and causing severe pain.
Other disc disorders such as disc
degeneration, thinning and spur
formation may occur from untreated spinal
misalignments and subluxations.
It is important to treat bulging disc problems
- before they prolapse or rupture.
Chiropractic spinal adjustments can realign
vertebrae and relieve pressure from discs
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