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.

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
and nerves.

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Arthritis is a condition involving joint inflammation.  It may be limited to one joint of the body or many and can vary in severity.
 Arthritis develops because the health and mobility of a joint is lost and gradual deterioration of the joint occurs.  

In the case of spinal joints, spinal adjustments not only improve the function and movement of the joint itself, but can improve
the function of the spinal nerve which passes through that joint.  

Osteoarthritis is known as degenerative joint disease, or the "wear and tear" disease.  It is characterized by degeneration of
the joint cartilage, changes in the synovial membrane which provides lubrication of the joint, and bony outgrowths called
spurs around the joint.  These spurs can sometimes fuse together and totally prevent joint motion.   Chiropractic treatment
can provide effective treatment for osteoarthritis by properly aligning the joints of the spine to lessen wear and tear and
relieve associated symptoms.
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that can lead
to increasing back pain and stiffness and other related
symptoms.  Scoliosis is seen more often in females than in
males and usually begins in childhood. Scoliosis usually
occurs in the mid back (thoracic spine) or lower back
(lumbar spine). If left untreated, symptoms from scoliosis
can worsen.  Chiropractic spinal adjustments can improve
the spine's alignment and range of motion while relieving
pain and stiffness.

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