Herniated Discs in Colorado Springs CO

Herniated Discs in Colorado Springs CO

Chiropractic Colorado Springs CO Herniated Discs

If you’ve been told you have a herniated discs, bulging discs, or disc sequestrations in Colorado Springs, this article is for you! We will cover the signs, symptoms, anatomy, pathology, and treatment options to help you recover and live a pain-free life with your friends and family. Has your doctor recently given you a diagnosis for spinal disc problems? Spinal disc herniations and bulges are common problems that chiropractor Colorado Springs CO often encounter with symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, leg pain, and arm pain.

For those of us who have suffered from a bulging or herniated disc, we know that it is one of the worst pains imaginable. It can cause intense nerve pain and can severely impact your ability to do the things you enjoy. But what really causes these discs to bulge or tear and why does the area around your spine and extremities hurt so much? At Balance Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, we would like to provide an explanation and a solution to your pain that has provided relief for many people!

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What is a Herniated Disc?

The discs of your spine act as cushion between each of the vertebral bones. These discs are made up from two different kinds of cartilage – the tough annulus fibers on the outside and soft, jelly-like nucleus pulposus on the inside. When the skull shifts, the rest of the body shifts its weight to compensate. This shifting of weight puts uneven stress on the muscles, ligaments, and even the discs. Over time with injuries and imperfect lifting technique, the once-strong annulus fibers on the outside of the disc become weak. These discs are often compared to jelly doughnuts – With enough pressure on the front of the disc, the weakened annulus fibers (outside) allow the gelatinous nucleus pulposus (inside) to squeeze out from where it belongs and cause potentially life changing discomfort on the spinal nerves that are associated with feeling in the neck, arms, back and legs.

How Can Herniated Discs Happen?

Your head weighs between eight to fourteen pounds. For each inch of shift of the head away from normal, it adds an additional ten pounds of force on the structures below the head. This is what creates the additional wear and tear on your body. This increased amount of wear and tear on the intervertebral discs is the exact force that over time will reduce the strength of the outside annulus fibers allowing the inside nucleus pulposus to squeeze out and put pressure on the spinal nerves.

What Can Help Disc Herniations?

Many people have tried Non-surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD) as a treatment for disc bulges and herniations; however Balance Chiropractic is the only office inColorado Springsthat couples Foundational Correction via the NUCCA Method with the most technologically advanced NSSD units called the DRX9000. This method allows a two-part treatment that decompresses the discs of the spine, relieving pain from pressure on the nerves, and corrects the cause of the damaged discs by gently realigning the foundation and skull to a neutral position. The neutral position relieves pressure on the structures of the body to create effective and lasting changes.

If you are experiencing disc bulges, herniations, or sequestrations that are causing neck pain, back pain, arm or leg pain, call (719) 265-0115 now to set up your complimentary consultation to see if Foundational Correction with the NUCCA Method and the DRX9000 are right for you.


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