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Disc Problems in Derry

person pointing at a spine modelWhile 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 have the flexibility to turn and bend with ease.

When discs are injured, they can bulge out and put pressure on nearby nerves. Herniated discs may also narrow the vertebral spacing, causing nerves to be pinched. Improper lifting, slips, falls, and car accidents may cause the core to shift and disc issues to arise.

Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper motion and position of malfunctioning spinal bones. If addressed before permanent damage occurs, disc tissue often returns to its normal size and shape.

Types of Disc Issues

Spinal problems like herniated discs, sciatica, and other back and neck conditions can be extremely painful. Surgery may seem like the only way out if the pain becomes debilitating. Thankfully, it’s not! There are three types of disc problems:

  • Herniation: occurs when the disc’s central portion ruptures
  • Protrusion: a common cause of back discomfort, this occurs when the disc bulges where it’s weakest, resulting in pressure on nearby nerves
  • Prolapse: a prolapsed disc involves the spinal disc escaping from between the vertebrae of the spine

Try Chiropractic First

Chiropractic care is a remarkably effective and natural solution to address various disc problems. Our drug-free care helps improve joint mechanics by improving spinal motion and reducing inflammation.

When cervical spine injuries occur, pain can shoot into the shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers. Tingling sensations or numbness may also be seen. Similarly, lumbar injuries can cause sciatic pain in the legs and feet.

Avoiding Surgery

A common misconception is that disc problems are simply due to the normal aging process. However, many disc problems are due to years of neglect. Many people with spinal problems don’t experience symptoms until they’re in an advanced stage of degeneration.

On the other hand, many older adults who have maintained their spine throughout their lives still enjoy optimal spinal health and function. Chiropractic care helps avoid surgery by providing natural, non-invasive care for disc conditions.

A Life-Changing Story

We have seen incredible success in treating patients with disc problems. One such success story is a woman who came to us with multiple herniated discs. Initially, she had to be carried in by her husband due to the debilitating pain. After just two weeks of chiropractic care, she began feeling significantly better and was able to manage her daily activities.

At the six-week mark, she still had lingering neurologic issues, so we recommended she see a neurosurgeon for further evaluation. The neurosurgeon was amazed at her progress and encouraged her to continue with chiropractic care and keep doing what you’re doing. And she doesn’t have any lingering neurologic problems anymore.

Book an Appointment

If you suspect a disc problem, contact Triskelia Wellness today to schedule an appointment. Our experienced chiropractor will thoroughly evaluate to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.



Disc Problems Derry, Londonderry NH | (603) 824-6121