A disc can’t slip. But it can wedge, bulge, protrude and herniate. Chiropractic care may help.
Space for Nerves
The disc is a special cartilage between the bones of your spinal column. It attaches to the vertebra above and below it. This creates the separation between spinal bones so pairs of nerves can exit the spine.
Turning and Bending
Each spinal disc has a jelly-like “ball bearing” core that is contained by bands of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs give you flexibility for normal turning and bending. Improper lifting, slips, falls and car accidents can cause the core to shift:
Herniation - disc wedging narrows nerve openings. Obvious symptoms may not be present.
Protrusion – like a blister, the disc bulges where it is the weakest, causing nerve pressure.
Prolapse – with the cushioning and separating compromised by rupture, movement is painful.
Chiropractic has been a natural solution helping people with a variety of disc problems.
Keeping your joints healthy and moving well means 2 things: 1.) Your spine, nerves and nervous system is under minimal stress and 2.) The joints of your spine are healthy. We suggest that you get checked for subluxation, nerve stress, or joint fixation every 7-10 days because when a joint is "stuck" or fixated for more than 14 days it starts to become arthritic. Arthritis or arthritic changes are near impossible to reverse. Getting adjusted once per week for maintenance of spinal hygiene or spinal health may seem like a lot or may sound expensive... And it probably would be at other Elkhorn, Delavan, and Walworth County chiropractic offices but we do not accept insurance. It use to cost us thousands of dollars per month to bill insurance. By cutting out the middle man we can offer the savings to the people that mean the most to us - our patients!
Call our Elkhorn Chiropractic office today! Whether you're looking for symptom relief or true health maintenance, you've found the right office!
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