Don’t Let A Slipped Disc
Disrupt Your Life

Don’t Let A Slipped Disc
Disrupt Your Life
Overview

A prolapsed disc is sometimes called a herniated disc. The bulging disc may press on nearby structures such as a nerve coming from the spinal cord. Some inflammation also develops around the prolapsed part of the disc. Inflammation may irritate a nerve and cause swelling, which may put pressure on a nerve.

Symptoms of slipped discs:

  • Mild to sharp pain in the neck, shoulders or lower back
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in one arm or hand (slipped disc in the neck)
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs, feet or buttocks (slipped disc in the back)
  • Shooting pain when sneezing or coughing
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Overview

A prolapsed disc is sometimes called a herniated disc. The bulging disc may press on nearby structures such as a nerve coming from the spinal cord. Some inflammation also develops around the prolapsed part of the disc. Inflammation may irritate a nerve and cause swelling, which may put pressure on a nerve.

Symptoms of slipped discs:

  • Mild to sharp pain in the neck, shoulders or lower back
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in one arm or hand (slipped disc in the neck)
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs, feet or buttocks (slipped disc in the back)
  • Shooting pain when sneezing or coughing
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Causes of Slipped Discs

Discs can be bulged or herniated because of injury and improper lifting or can occur spontaneously. Aging plays an important role. As you get older, your discs dry out and become harder. The tough fibrous outer wall of the disc may weaken. The gel-like nucleus may bulge or rupture through a tear in the disc wall, causing pain when it touches a nerve.

Factors that may increase the risk of developing a prolapsed disc include:

  • Poor resting posture
  • Inappropriate lifting and/or carrying
  • Poor back and abdominal muscle control
  • Sudden or jerky movement, particularly during sports
  • Lack of regular exercise, reduced fitness
  • Other causes include a fall or traffic accident

Causes of Slipped Discs

Discs can be bulged or herniated because of injury and improper lifting or can occur spontaneously. Aging plays an important role. As you get older, your discs dry out and become harder. The tough fibrous outer wall of the disc may weaken. The gel-like nucleus may bulge or rupture through a tear in the disc wall, causing pain when it touches a nerve.

Factors that may increase the risk of developing a prolapsed disc include:

  • Poor resting posture
  • Inappropriate lifting and/or carrying
  • Poor back and abdominal muscle control
  • Sudden or jerky movement, particularly during sports
  • Lack of regular exercise, reduced fitness
  • Other causes include a fall or traffic accident

Treatment Plans

Regular Chiropractic Treatment

Our trained chiropractors will apply force to adjust misalignments in your spine to help relieve, reverse and resolve symptoms you are experiencing, ultimately helping you to resume your daily activities.

Decompression Therapy
Nonsurgical procedure intended to relieve pressure in the targeted segment of the spine by gently stretching it to create a negative pressure in it. This stretch will allow herniated/bulging discs to retract and promote blood flow back to the discs to improve recovery. Decompression Therapy has been known to be effective for conditions such as slipped discs, sciatica, disc degeneration and nerve compression.

Treatment Plans

Regular Chiropractic Treatment

Our trained chiropractors will apply force to adjust misalignments in your spine to help relieve, reverse and resolve symptoms you are experiencing, ultimately helping you to resume your daily activities.

Decompression Therapy
Nonsurgical procedure intended to relieve pressure in the targeted segment of the spine by gently stretching it to create a negative pressure in it. This stretch will allow herniated/bulging discs to retract and promote blood flow back to the discs to improve recovery. Decompression Therapy has been known to be effective for conditions such as slipped discs, sciatica, disc degeneration and nerve compression.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Have Any Questions?
If you require more information, contact us and ask one of our chiropractors.
An invasive and dangerous procedure such as surgery is not the best treatment when it comes to treating slipped discs. We suggest that you visit our chiropractor to evaluate your condition and understand the alternative treatments to fix slipped discs. Chiropractic adjustment and decompression therapy have proven to be effective to fix slipped discs.
Chiropractic care is a safe, non-surgical and effective approach to treat slipped discs. Our doctor will evaluate your condition and provide a customized treatment plan to help relieve your spinal pain and strengthen the spine. More advanced cases will often require some form of spinal decompression, such as traction or mechanical decompression, in conjunction with chiropractic care.

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