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Bulging/Degenerative/Herniated Disc

How to Manage Disc Problems

Healthy family smilingHave you ever dealt with (or are dealing with) a herniated or bulging disc? While they’re no fun and may bring immense pain, you don’t have to live with them forever. At Oak Creek Relief & Wellness, we take a proactive & corrective approach to your health and wellness and can help you overcome disc related problems.

What Are Intervertebral Discs?

Your intervertebral discs are like “gel filled cushions” situated between almost all of the vertebrae of your spine. Your “discs” serve a number of very important roles, like allowing for normal spinal motion to take place, and because of the constant effects of gravity, acting as the primary shock absorbers of the spine.

There are many names given to the types of disc problems that can develop, including disc bulge, disc herniation, disc protrusion, disc extrusion and more. The bottom line? All are types of disc “lesions”, and the names only differ because of the specific way the disc material is affected and “sticks out”.

The overall health of your intervertebral discs depends on many factors. Chemical or metabolic stressors, such as inflammation, can cause your vertebral endplates (the edge of the vertebra that the disc attaches to) to begin to degrade and wear. Physical stressors, such as vertebral subluxations (misalignments), traumatic accidents, and repetitive bending and twisting motions especially, can lead to micro-tears in the support fibers of the disc, allowing the gel-like center of the disc to migrate toward the outer edges. When these fibers tear and the gel begins to push outward, this often indicates the start of a “disc bulge”.

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Regardless of what disc problem you may have, the doctors and staff at Oak Creek Relief & Wellness have had great success helping people avoid drugs and surgery for their disc problems while working to correct the underlying issues to get them back to living their lives.

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Bulging/Degenerative/Herniated Disc Oak Creek | (414) 761-5777