Have you ever heard of a bulging disc or slipped disc? The technical term is a disc herniation, and chiropractic and acupuncture can help heal mild to moderate forms of disc herniations.
- Think of an ice cream sandwich. If the top and bottom of the sandwich were compressed, it would cause the ice cream to squeeze out a little bit. The greater the pressure on both ends, the more the ice cream seeps out.
- The same can be said of your vertebrae and the discs. The discs are like little sponges that function as shock absorbers and cushions. But if the discs are injured, it can “squeeze” out, pressing on a nerve, and causing a lot of problems.
- Chiropractic adjustments help to move the vertebrae apart ever so slightly, thereby taking pressure off the inflamed disc and nerve
- Exercises and therapies further help speed this process along