Spinal discs are soft tissues between vertebrae that act as shock absorbers for the spine. Although there is not much chance for these firmly-placed discs to move between vertebrae, a slipped disc can cause a tremendous amount of pain in the back.
Slipped Discs are used to describe discs that become herniated or bulge out between the bones. When this tear happens, it releases irritating substances, which then effect and swell this tear when it touches the nerve. Poor disc health can be related to many things such as poor posture, smoking, lack of exercise, and inadequate nutrition. Mild Slipped Disc cases may be treated by simple stretching and therapy through exercise. Advanced cases may require the same, with added mechanical or traction decompression. In rare cases, the slipped disc may be severe enough for surgery, but this is considered a last resort. Come see our Chiropractor today to talk about your options!
To learn more about how chiropractic care can help you recover from a slipped disc, call Haggard Chiropractic in Phoenix and Peoria at (623) 299-7828 to schedule an appointment today.