Back pain often prevents people from working, going to school, or engaging in their favorite activities. Disc problems are a common cause of back pain. A number of disc conditions that cause disc pain. Our chiropractor in Sacramento offers a variety of treatment options to relieve disc pain.
Your spinal column is made of bones, known as vertebrae, which sit on top of each other. Inside your spinal column is a bundle of nerves that extends from your brain, through tiny holes in the vertebrae, to the rest of your body. Any type of pressure or irritation to these nerves can cause pain.
Rubbery discs sit between each vertebra. These discs act like cushions to prevent the vertebrae from grinding against each other as you move. Disc conditions affect these discs to cause pain.
Sacramento Chiropractor Explains Disc Conditions
The outside of discs is a tough rubbery coating. A gooey substance fills the inside of a disc. Sometimes the tough rubbery outside of the disc begins to weaken and thin. This allows the soft center of the disc to bulge outward. Disc pain can occur when the bulging part of the disc presses against a nerve.
A herniated disc occurs when the outside of a disc cracks and allows the soft center inside to leak out. The soft substance inside the disc can irritate nearby nerves to cause pain.
Degenerative disc disease
The discs can degenerate, or break down, to allow the bones of the spine to grind against each other. Breakdown of the discs can lead to herniated discs and leakage.
Degenerative disc disease is often associated with aging. The disc condition is chronic, which means it may last for years.
Visit Gibson Chiropractic Today
If you have herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, bulging disc or another disc condition, make an appointment with Gibson Chiropractic. Our chiropractor in Sacramento Dr. Gibson, uses a holistic approach and offers a variety of treatment options for disc conditions. Gibson Chiropractic is located at 2906 Darwin St in Sacramento, CA. Make your appointment today by calling 916-925-2225.