Even though chiropractors do not treat specific conditions, the following are examples of the many conditions that can be helped when chiropractic adjustments remove interferences to the nervous system and allow the body to heal itself.
is a small cartilage pad that is situated between spinal bones. The soft
jellylike center is contained by layers of fibrous tissues. Each disc
serves as a connector, spacer, and shock absorber for the spine. When
healthy, discs allow normal bending and turning.
spinal discs have a very poor blood supply, they depend upon the
movement of the vertebra above and below for circulation of joint fluids
to bring nutrients and expel waste. If a spinal joint loses its normal
motion and this pumping action is impaired, the health of the disc
deteriorates. Like a wet sponge, a healthy disc is flexible. A dry
sponge is hard, stiff, and can crack easily. This is how many disc
Because of the way each disc is attached to the vertebra above and below it, a disc cannot slip as commonly thought. However, trauma or injury to the spine can cause discs to bulge, herniate, or worse, rupture. This can be quite painful, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots, interfering with their function.
While results cannot be guaranteed, many patients have avoided needless surgery or a dependency on pain pills, by choosing conservative chiropractic care.