Condition of the Month
What is a Disc? A disc is the pillow-like pad that separates each of the vertebrae in your spine. These discs are tough on the outside, with a softer, gel-like interior. This cushiony design allows your spine to endure the everyday stresses and pressure that are put on it. They are built in shock absorbers for your body! Without them, our vertebrae would rub up against each other causing a lot of pain and reduced mobility. What Causes a Disc Disorder? A disc disorder can be caused by several things. When your spine is not in good shape, it can be due to a number of things. Such as lack of exercise, poor nutrition, or simple movements like bending over to lift something can cause a disc injury. It is important to remember that the healthier your spine and discs are, the less likely they are to get injured. Prevention is key when it comes to the health of your spine. However, even the healthiest spine can be injured under the right circumstances. For example, a car accident or a sports- related injury. How Chiropractic Can Help? The wonderful thing about chiropractic care is that its main goal is to prevent these issues from happening in the first place! People will often ignore common symptoms such as headaches or lower back pain, or they use pain relievers but that only masks the pain. The pain that you are experiencing is your body telling you that something is wrong. Seeing your chiropractor on a regular basis can help ensure that your spine, and the discs that help support it stay healthy. Don’t wait until you have a serious problem to wait and see your chiropractor! It is much easier to maintain the health of your spine than to regain it.
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Thinning Uncommon Disc Disorders: