Discs are the cartilage pads that separate, cushion and help connect the vertebrae that make up your spinal column. They serve as “shock absorbers” between each of the vertebrae and are constantly subjected to the pull of gravity and the torque from everyday movement.
Disc problems can result from genetics, the normal “wear and tear” of aging, car accidents and falls, repetitive over-use, and back injury. Disc function is greatly affected by the alignment of the spine. A subluxation or structural or musculature imbalance can force a disc to bulge, protrude, or herniate, which then can result in contact with the nerves and cause pain.
This common back problem is one we see frequently. We effectively treat this malady by adjusting the vertebrae and returning the spine to its normal range of motion, thereby reducing the
pressure on the discs and spinal joints. We also incorporate physiotherapy, traction-based modalities, and strengthening exercises for the abdominal and back muscles. Core stabilization is essential to prevent subsequent disc problems. In addition, we also educate our patients on how to properly perform typical activities of daily living, to avoid placing excessive compression on their discs.
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