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Disc Problems

person pointing at spineWhile there’s no such thing as a slipped disc, bulging, protruding and herniated discs are very real. Each spinal disc has a jelly-like center contained by bands of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs allow you to bend and turn with ease. Improper lifting, slips, falls, and car accidents can cause the core to shift, and the following disc issues to arise:

  • Herniation: This occurs when the central portion of the disc ruptures.
  • Protrusion: A common cause of back pain, protrusion is when the disc bulges where it is the weakest, resulting in pressure to nearby nerves.
  • Prolapse: A prolapsed disc involves a spinal disc escaping from between the vertebrae of the spine.

Our Expert Approach to Care

We offer a consultation and preliminary examination at no charge to evaluate the best course of treatment. If diagnostic imaging is needed, we can take Rare Earth X-rays on-site. After analyzing your evaluations, Dr. Brown will explain what he found, and then offer a customized care plan that details how to correct your problem as quickly as possible. The plan may include specific chiropractic adjustments, which can address various disc issues. Drug-free chiropractic care can help improve joint mechanics by improving spinal motion and reducing inflammation. We also have therapy modalities, such as high voltage galvanism, ultrasound, and traction.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic help address disc problems?

Chiropractic adjustments can effectively restore proper motion and position of malfunctioning spinal bones. If addressed before permanent damage, disc tissue often returns to a more normal size and shape.

Aren’t disc problems simply due to the normal aging process?

No. However, many disc-related issues are due to years of neglect. Many people with spinal problems won’t experience symptoms until they’re in an advanced stage of degeneration. Many elderly people have maintained their spine throughout their lives, who still enjoy optimal spinal health and function.

Could chiropractic help me avoid surgery?

Possibly. It depends on the severity of your disc conditions. But it’s a good idea to start with chiropractic first, as it’s natural and non-invasive.

How long until patients typically notice relief?

Depending on the type of problem and the patient’s reaction to care, relief can be produced immediately, or sometimes take as long as several sessions before it substantially improves.

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If you suspect a disc problem, contact Brown Chiropractic Center today to schedule an appointment. CONTACT US »


Disc Problems Relief Greenville, SC | (864) 271-0001