Slipped Disc Injury

You may have heard someone say, “I’ve slipped a disc in my back.” Unless you’ve experienced this injury yourself, you may be a bit confused about what that means. The good news is that our team at The Healing Touch Chiropractic in Sacramento, CA, can help answer your questions about slipped discs and help you get relief if you are suffering from one.


What Exactly Is a Slipped Disc?

The bones of your spine are cushioned with discs, which are often described as being similar to a jelly-filled doughnut. The disc has a tough outer casing but is filled with a jelly-like substance. These discsc help absorb shock and keep your bones from rubbing against one another.

Sometimes, these discs “slip” out of their proper place. They may be forced out due to pressure or the sudden force of an accident. Either of these can cause some of the disc to protrude outside of its normal space. This disc might then start compressing the spinal cord, which can cause many unpleasant symptoms.

How Do I Know if I Have One?

There is a chance you won’t have any symptoms. If symptoms do present, however, you may be in a lot of pain. The symptoms can include:

  • Sharp, shooting pain
  • Burning sensations
  • Tingling and numbness
  • Muscle weakness

How Is a Slipped Disc Treated?

The first step to help you get relief is typically a chiropractic adjustment, which can help restore proper alignment to the spine and relieve pressure.

Spinal decompression is often used to help treat a slipped disc as well. Spinal decompression therapy gently stretches the spine, seeking to relieve pressure on the discs and nerves. It can also help draw the disc back into place through negative pressure.

Adjustments and decompression therapy are just two of the various techniques employed for slipped discs. We may also provide corrective exercise, lifestyle advice, or more.

Get a Chiropractic Adjustment from a Chiropractor Near You

If you are suffering from a slipped disc, our team at The Healing Touch Chiropractic serving Sacramento, CA, is here to help you achieve lasting relief. Call (916) 447-3344 to schedule an appointment today. A chiropractor near you is here to help.


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