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Herniated Disc Chiropractor in St. Paul

Herniated Disk Chiropractor in St. Paul 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