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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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I reached a breaking point earlier last year when I experienced a migraine for about three months. Since I have been coming to see Dr. Terry I have been migraine free for four months. Not one migraine – it’s magic.
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.
My experience with chiropractors spans over a decade and the experience with Dr. Terry has been amazing. He is irreplaceable. He knows exactly how to fix my back.
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…