A intervertebral disc is a soft tissue structure that sits in between each vertebrae. It acts as a spacer to give the nerves ample room to exit the spine, and also as a shock absorber to reduce forces on the spine.
Disc bulges can be caused by trauma or degeneration over time.
They can vary in severity. If the herniated disc is creating a bulge that pinches a nerve, then low back pain or neck pain often occur. There may be pain radiating into the upper or lower extremities, leading to arm pain or leg pain. Disc bulges also create inflammation in the area, which can lead to lower back pain or neck pain.
With the conservative, non-invasive chiropractic care offered at Gemini Chiropractic and Rehab, the size of the disc bulge / herniation can be reduced, reducing the associated lower back pain, neck pain, arm pain and/or leg pain. We can then focus on strengthening and stabilizing the injured area to prevent further injury and degeneration.