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A herniated disc is the result of disc degeneration in the spine. When a disc degenerates, it cannot absorb water properly which can lead to a crack or tear in the outer region of the disc tissue (the annuals fibrosis) which then allows the soft inner region ( the nucleus pulposus) to leak out into the spinal column.
The process of disc degeneration that leads to a herniated disc is significant enough on its own. When discs degenerate in the spine, they can begin to bulge into the spinal column and bone spurs begin to develop which negatively effect range of motion. As the disc loses its mass, the openings where the nerves protrude out the spinal column begin to get smaller and smaller. This can result in the nerves getting pinched. This is when a person can begin to experience symptoms in their body that seem to have nothing to do with their spine. To add to all of this, when a disc becomes degenerated enough it can herniate — which can worsen existing symptoms and create new ones. A disc herniation is a great indication that a persons discs are degenerated to a point where they are in need of treatment.
The main way a disc can herniate is through the disc degeneration caused by misaligned vertebrae. Here is a list of some of the most common causes of misaligned vertebrae:
Herniated discs don’t necessarily need surgery if treated properly . The way thousands of people have successfully treated their herniated discs is through the most advanced and clinically proven chiropractic technique: Chiropractic BioPhysics. If you live in the Denver/Boulder area, give us a call at Terry Chiropractic and tell us you read this article. We will schedule you with a complimentary exam, follow up appointment, and massage. If you live elsewhere — go ahead and check the Chiropractic BioPhysics website for a CBP certified doctor near you by clicking HERE.
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Dr. Lyle, Dr. Duff, and their staff have created a warm, welcoming, “family” atmosphere where healing happens! Both my husband and I have had chronic, and occasionally acute, back pain for years. We saw chiropractors in the past but they were both painful and ineffective. Since our treatment began at Terry Chiropractic we are feeling, and moving, better than ever. We look forward to our visits and to the love and care we receive.
After one month of coming in for tractions and adjustments my headaches went away– and now after several months of traction with the spine, the curvature in my neck is back in a normal range.
I have the pleasure of seeing Dr. Duff and Dr. Natalie on a regular basis. They are incredible doctors that have helped with not only my back problems but also my knee injury. They take the extra step to X-ray and make sure I am given the exact care I need. I highly recommend TCB for all of your health and wellness needs, and like they say, “to make 2020 your healthiest year yet.”
I am already seeing more clearly– I was having incredible challenges with my vision, with my digestion with my brain function and my energy levels…