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.’
Why do Herniated Discs occur?
The structure of the spine means that it has a certain amount of flexibility. The vertebrae themselves are hard, which means that they lack flexibility, but the cushion provided by the discs in between means that the spine can bend and flex to some degree. If your spine is out of alignment, discs can receive undue stress and pressure from that misalignment. The compression of the disc may not at first cause pain, but many people start to feel discomfort when a disc is compressed even before it has herniated or ruptured. If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, you certainly understand just how painful it can be.
How can St. Paul Natural Help People with Herniated Discs?
Chiropractic care in general, is an excellent treatment option for herniated discs. Returning your spine to proper alignment reduces, and in many cases eliminates, the compression of the discs affected. When your spine is aligned, your discs are more likely to sit comfortably between each vertebra. With a lessening of compression, the affected discs are better able to heal themselves. Chiropractic treatment is a way to encourage the body to engage in its own healing.
Few things are more painful than a herniated disc. Many who have endured the pain associated with such an injury understand just how centrally debilitating it can be. It can affect virtually everything that you do and every move that you make. There is almost no escape from it. No escape, that is, until you receive care from a qualified chiropractic provider, like St. Paul Natural Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center. Contact us by calling 651.644.7207.