Disc Injuries

What Are Discs?

Discs are the cushions between the bones in the spine. Disc pain usually causes tingling down the arms or legs. It will usually get worse depending on how you sit or stand. Disc pain can cause it to be hard to find a comfortable position and very difficult to sleep. Chiropractic adjustments can help to alleviate spinal pressure on the spinal misalignment that can cause irritation to the disc, disc bulges, and disc herniation. Chiropractic adjustments also help the disc to heal and recover as fast as possible.

Many factors can affect the discs such as:

  • Overuse Injuries
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Sports Injuries
  • Weak Core Muscles
  • Scoliosis
  • Car Accidents
  • And much more.

There are two proven ways to evaluate for misalignment of the bones in the spine that cause disc problems: 

1. Postural examination and palpation of the spine
2. Motion X-rays of the low back or neck

Addressing the Root of the Problem

When looking at a person from the front, the spine must be straight. The head, shoulders, hips, and feet should all line-up. When looking at a person from the side, the ears should be back over the shoulders and the shoulders should be back over the pelvis. Your posture and spine are abnormal, which can cause disc issues, if:
  • Your head is visibly tilted, shifted or rotated in one direction.
  • Your head juts out in front of your chest and shoulders.
  • One shoulder is higher than the other, turned in one direction, or your whole upper body is shifted to one side.
  • On hip is higher than the other, turned in one direction, or shifted to one side.

If any of these are the case for you, chiropractic care can help.