Disc injuries are sometimes referred to as slipped discs.
The spine is made up of vertebrae that are separated by cartilage called intervertebral discs.
Discs are filled with gel-like fluid to provide a shock-absorbing light material between the bones of the spine. Slipped discs or disc injuries can occur from a variety of injuries such as trauma, auto accident, or simply coughing/sneezing. Disc injuries are classified as disc bulges and or herniation. Disc injuries can put pressure on the nerves of the spine and cause “sciatica” type pain in the legs or pain in the hands or arms.
Treatment by chiropractic care is a conservative choice that allows patients to avoid costly and painful surgeries. The first step is to have a thorough evaluation and diagnosis allowing the doctor to decide which type of treatments for best with patient. At our office we do many forms to treatment for disc injuries including traction (spinal decompression), manual therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and exercises. Our goal to get patients after the daily activities in a timely fashion.
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