Technically, a disc can’t “slip.” But it can wedge, bulge, protrude and herniate. Chiropractic care may help.
Space for Nerves
Body: The disc is a special cartilage between the bones of your spinal column. It attaches to the vertebra both above and below. This creates the separation between spinal bones so the pairs of nerves can exit the spine.
Turning and Bending
Body: Each spinal disc has a jelly-like “ball bearing” core that is contained by bands of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs give you flexibility for normal turning and bending. Improper lifting, slips, falls and automobile accidents can cause the core to shift, resulting in the following:
- Herniation (which occurs when disc wedging narrows nerve openings. Note that obvious symptoms may not be present);
- Protusion (like a blister, the disc bulges where it is the weakest, causing nerve pressure); and
- Prolapse (when cushioning and separating are compromised by a rupture; movement becomes painful)
- Chiropractic has been a natural solution helping millions with a variety of disc problems.