herniated disc

Herniated disc is a painful rupture of the fibrocartilage of the disc between spinal vertebrae; occurs most often in the lumbar region.

Herniated disc is the displacement of a disc (the shock-absorbing pad of tissue between each vertebra) from its position between two vertebrae which then pushes against a nerve causing leg and back pain or arm and neck pain.

In addition a disk is composed to two parts: an outer rim of fibrous (tough) tissue surrounding an inner loose material. When there is a break in the outer rim, the inner material can leak out of the disc space and enter the spinal canal where the disc material can compress nerve roots or the spinal cord. The majority of herniated discs can be managed quite well conservatively with chiropractic care preventing the need for drugs or surgery; however, few may require those drastic measures after conservative care has been tried.

A disc is composed to two parts: an outer rim of fibrous (tough) tissue surrounding an inner loose material. When there is a break in the outer rim, the inner material can leak out of the disc space and enter the spinal canal where the disc material can compress nerve roots or the spinal cord. The majority of herniated discs can be managed quite well conservatively with chiropractic care preventing the need for drugs or surgery; however, few may require those drastic measures after conservative care has been tried.