Can a disc truly “slip?” 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, often interfering with their function.
The chiropractic approach to disc problems is to help restore better motion and position to the spinal joints. This will allow optimum movement and function to the affected disc and the body can then heal itself.
The best way to treat a disc problem is to get regular maintenance adjustments to prevent ever having a disc problem in the first place! It’s all about prevention!