Discs do not actually “slip”. Rather, they may herniate or bulge outward. A herniation is a displaced fragment of the center part of the disc.

You may have heard the term “slipped disc” used to describe a low back injury. Discs do not actually “slip.” Rather, they may herniate or bulge out from between the bones. A herniation is a displaced fragment of the center part or nucleus of the disc that is pushed through a tear in the outer layer or annulus of the disc. Pain results when irritating substances are released from this tear and also if the fragment touches or compresses a nearby nerve. Disc herniation has some similarities to degenerative disc disease and discs that herniate are often in an early stage of degeneration. Herniated discs are common in the low back or lumbar spine.

What Causes Discs to Herniate?

Many factors decrease the strength and resiliency of the disc and increase the risk of disc herniation. Life style choices such as smoking, lack of regular exercise, and inadequate nutrition contribute to poor disc health. Poor posture, daily wear and tear, injury or trauma, and incorrect lifting or twisting further stress the disc. If the disc is already weakened, it may herniate with a single movement or strain such as coughing or bending to pick up a pencil.

How do I Know if I Have a Disc Herniation?

Herniated discs are most likely to affect people between the ages of 30 and 40. Disc herniations may be present without causing pain. The most common symptom will be pain in the area of the herniation that may radiate across the hips or into the buttocks. You may also experience numbness or pain radiating down your leg to the ankle or foot. If the herniation is large enough, you may notice weakness with extension of your big toe and you may be unable to walk on your toes or heels. In severe cases of lumbar disc herniation, you may experience changes in your bowel or bladder function and may have difficulty with sexual function.

How is a disc herniation treated?

Mild to moderate disc herniations can usually be treated conservatively with stretching, exercise therapy and chiropractic care. More advanced cases will often require some form of spinal decompression, such as traction or mechanical decompression, in conjunction with chiropractic care.

Occasionally, a herniation may be severe enough to warrant surgical intervention. These cases are usually reserved as a last resort when other forms of therapy have failed to relieve pain, or if there is significant compression of the spinal cord or nerves.

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Back pain, arm or leg pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs is often caused by a Slipped DISC.

That’s when one of the spinal discs is losing its normal shape and causing these symptoms because of the effect it’s having on the nerve system.

If you feel you have a Slipped Disc, it may have been diagnosed on an MRI or you may simply feel that way because you’re experiencing the symptoms listed above. Unfortunately, many often think that there is little that can be done about it and that’s a major problem: bad information because in the right hands a lot can be done for Slipped Discs.

To end the problems caused by Slipped DISCS you must have the right information. Pay close attention because we’re going to destroy some important myths and reveal the facts.

MYTH: Slipped DISC problems will just “go away” with some rest.
FACT: When dealing with back pain, buttock pain or leg pain, then seek help from a DISC specialist immediately. Left untreated, DISC problems can get worse.

MYTH: Pain is the only problem associated with a Slipped DISC.
FACT: In severe cases, this problem can lead to the inability to control the bowels, bladder and sexual potency – leading to embarrassing situations.

MYTH: Pain medications can help with Slipped DISCs.
FACT: Drugs like muscle relaxants, pain killers, narcotics, antidepressants, and anti-seizure medications can cover up symptoms but do not cure Slipped spinal DISCs.

MYTH: Stop exercising and get several weeks of bed rest to let the Slipped DISC recover…
FACT: Staying active can help to relieve the pain and prevent the pain getting worse. Staying inactive in bed could be the worst advice – based on a recent study in the Netherlands.

MYTH: A Slipped DISC requires surgery.
FACT: NO! There’s been a huge breakthrough in the treatment of Slipped DISCs. It’s a new procedure called Non-Surgical Re-Constructive Spinal Care. The excellent results from this treatment have been published in major medical journals. Success rates are up to 88%.

MYTH: “There’s nothing anyone can really do. I’m just stuck with this for the rest of my life.”
FACT: With the correct treatment from a healthcare professional who specializes in Slipped DISCs, you can find relief from the core cause – and the symptoms.

MYTH: Getting a Slipped DISC properly diagnosed is expensive.
FACT: Not true. Our office, Painless Chiropractic of Fenton MI is currently offering an initial consultation with one of their specialists and doctors exam for just $27 and if X-rays are needed and your insurance does not cover them mention the code DISC817 and we will help you with those as well.

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