Spinal Disc Injuries

Spinal Disc Injuries

Chiropractic Vernon BC Spine

Written by Dr. Keegan Johnston, DC ~ Vernon Chiropractor

Let’s talk about a marvel of engineering and design: your spine! Curves in your neck, mid-back and low back distribute the load of gravity just like the superimposed arcades of the Colosseum. The spinal discs act as a natural shock absorption system that is extremely strong and flexible. Your discs are comprised of two major components: an outer ring of cartilage that provides support and a jelly-like center that facilitates motion.

As posture problems in the spine worsen and injuries catch up with us, our spinal discs can bulge or herniate. When the outer ring of cartilage weakens, it begins to bulge. A bulging disc can irritate and compress the adjacent nerve root and spinal cord, creating pain and symptoms. A herniated disc is when the middle (jelly part) of the disc breaks through the outer wall, causing severe pain in your back or leg. Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered from pain caused by a herniated, slipped or bulging disc. The pain can be so intense that many people think surgery is the only way to correct it. Good news! Chiropractic is a safe, conservative alternative to surgery.

Your spinal discs stay healthy with proper posture or spinal alignment and a full range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments in Vernon gently and effectively restore proper posture and range of motion through your spine, taking unnecessary stress off the spinal discs. When your spine is moving well with appropriate support, you are at less risk of injury and more likely to be feeling great!


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Arise Chiropractic and Wellness
100 Kalamalka Lake Road #7
Vernon, BC V1T 9G1
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