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What is a Bulging Disc?

Most back pain is caused by problems with the intervertebral discs. The intervertebral discs are designed to help your spine flex and bend the way that it should. They have a soft, jellylike center enclosed by a strong, protective casing. When your spine is misaligned, it can place additional pressure on the discs. This can push them outside of their correct positioning and cause them to bulge. This will also put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves which will cause back pain.

How Chiropractic Can Treat Bulging Discs

Intervertebral discs (which function as shock absorbers of the spine) are the cartilage cushions located between the vertebrae (bones) of the spine. Discs can become inflamed, irritated, bulging, and even ruptured if the spine undergoes even the most trivial of traumas.

The most common signs that a person may be suffering from a disc problem are numbness and tingling down their arms and legs, often accompanied by sharp shooting pains. Discs that are bulging or pinching can be a very serious condition directly linked to subluxations (spinal misalignments).

Dr. H. Khayal can diagnose and treat disc problems. Often, diagnostic imaging in the form of x-rays and MRI’s are needed to properly diagnose a disc problem or condition. When properly treated, chiropractic care can successfully minimize and eliminate the pain and suffering that comes from disc problems. Some of the treatment methods used include spinal adjustments and spinal decompression therapy.

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What is a Slipped Disc?

Technically, “slipped disc” is an incorrect term for what is actually happening within your spine. Your intervertebral discs are cushions made from cartilage that are positioned between your vertebrae. Chiropractic doctors tend to think of them as your spine’s “Shock Absorbers”. They have a soft, jellylike center that is protected by a fibrous casing. Pressure on the spine, subluxations, and other traumas can cause the spine to become inflamed, irritated, bulge, or even rupture. All of these conditions are more generally referred to as a “slipped disc”. Symptoms of a disc problem is numbness through your arms and legs and sharp shooting pains through your spine.

How Chiropractic Can Treat Disc Problems

Your chiropractic doctor will begin with a full body examination to understand the cause of the disc problem. We will do any X-rays or recommend an MRI if necessary. Most disc problems can be directly linked to spinal misalignments which your chiropractor will adjust to ensure proper alignments. We have worked with many patients to repair their disc problems and reduce the pain that they feel. If you are interested in seeing how chiropractic can treat and prevent disc problems, schedule a free consultation with our team today.

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What is a Herniated Disc?

Your intervertebral discs have been designed to keep your spine working the way that it should. It is constructed with a softer, gel-like center that is encased in a fibrous shell. This gives your spine the ability to bend and turn with ease. However, when there are subluxations, or slight dislocations, within the spine, this will cause additional pressure on the discs, and it can cause the disc to bulge. If the pressure is not relieved, then the disc will eventually rupture, causing the center of the disc to protrude through the casing. This leads to continuous nerve pain that can radiate throughout your body.

How Chiropractic Can Treat a Herniated Disc

In order for a herniated disc to recover, your nervous system needs to be working properly. Your spine needs to be properly aligned to relieve any stress that is being placed on the disc. This will help nutrients and blood flow to the disc so that it can recover properly. Dr. Khayal will do a full examination of your body and your spine. We use all of the latest technology and procedures for our diagnosis and chiropractic care. We will ensure that your spine is properly aligned and your nervous system is working the way that it is supposed to. Schedule a free consultation to begin treating your herniated disc and your entire body.

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