St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center is a Herniated Discs Chiropractor in St. Paul, MN. We have the training, experience, and knowledge to relieve the excruciating pain that can come from a herniated disc.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
The spine is composed of a number of individual bony structures, known as vertebrae. In between each vertebra is what amounts to a shock absorber for the spine. These shock absorbers are known as discs. The exterior of the disc is tough, and it encloses a softer jelly-like material inside of it. If an injury has occurred to the disc—for example, if a tear in the tough exterior allows the softer jelly-like interior to come through the tear—the disc is said to ‘herniate.’ You may also hear roughly synonymous terms like ‘slipped disc’ or ‘prolapsed disc.’ Continue reading