What are Bulging, Herniated and Slipped Disc Injuries?
The shock-absorbing discs in your spine can’t “slip” out from between the vertebrae—they are securely attached to the bones. So, people say “slipped disc” when they really mean a herniated disc injury. Discs are filled with a gelatinous nucleus wrapped in a tough, fibrous membrane. Long-term poor posture or sudden injury can weaken the membrane, allowing nucleus material to bulge outward, or even squeeze out of the disc. The larger the protrusion, the closer it comes to pinching nerves, which causes pain. So, there are levels of disc injury, and it’s best to get treatment before the damage worsens:
- Bulging disc—The outer disc membrane has weakened, but not broken open. Nucleus material bulges outward, getting worse with poor posture habits. A bulging disc may not initially cause pain, but without chiropractic adjustment and posture correction, it may worsen to the next phase:
- Herniated disc—A bulge can weaken under constant pressure until it breaks—even from something as simple as sneezing or picking up a toy. A traumatic sports injury or car accident injury can also cause a herniated disc. The nucleus protrudes, pinches nerves, and causes severe back pain.
Chiropractic Care: Drug-Free Disc Pain Relief Treatment
Chiropractic care provides effective, drug-free disc injury and back pain relief treatment to restore wellness and range of motion. St. Louis chiropractor Dr. Sas provides precise spinal adjustment techniques that correct your posture while training you on maintaining good posture to prevent disc pain relapse.
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Chiropractor Dr. Sas provides effective, drug-free pain relief treatment that will get you back to an active lifestyle. Follow us on Facebook for frequent wellness tips, or watch some of our YouTube videos for more information! If You Are Suffering Back Pain In St. Louis, Our Chiropractor Dr. Joseph Sas Can Provide Drug-free Pain Relief And Restore Your Wellness. Schedule An Appointment Today At Gateway Chiropractic: 314-909-9000