Chiropractic and Slipped Disc

There are many different names for conditions involving the intervertebral disc: slipped disc, disc herniation, disc protrusion and bulging disc. They all mean that there has been a considerable amount of pressure exerted upon the disc to the point where it is now in severe trouble.

When a vertebrae moves out of alignment, we call these areas of misalignment subluxation, in which there is increased pressure upon the discs and stress on the nervous system. When subluxations are present long enough, degenerative conditions such as disc herniations, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease occur. Subluxation in the spine is the cause of disc problems, with the degenerative conditions listed above being contributing factors.

If left uncorrected, the disc will continue to lose fluid leading to early stages of degeneration in the spine. Degeneration in the spine then leads you down a road to loss of function and health.

The discs are cushions between each vertebral segment in your spine. They act as shock absorbers as we go about our day-to-day activities. Optimal positioning of these discs between the vertebrae ensures optimal health and expression of life.

Chiropractors are highly trained in disorders of the disc. In most cases, conservative chiropractic care can re-align the vertebrae onto the troubled disc and the patient can regain function, movement and life without needing surgery. If surgery is indicated, Dr. Lacey will be straightforward with you and refer you to the appropriate physician at that time.