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The discs between your vertebrae are natural shock absorbers. Filled with a gelatinous nucleus and covered with a fibrous outer membrane, they cushion vertebrae and protect spinal nerves. A disc injury, often called a slipped, herniated or bulging disc, causes excruciating pain, numbness and tingling in areas controlled by impacted nerves. For lasting, non-surgical relief from disc injury, schedule an appointment with your Pinnacle Wellness chiropractor in San Antonio today.
A slipped disc doesn't actually slip—it protrudes. Uneven pressure from misaligned vertebrae, either from long-term poor posture or a sudden injury, weakens the disc’s outer membrane, causing it to bulge or even herniate. Continued excess pressure then causes a protrusion of the gelatinous nucleus—this protrusion pinches sensitive spinal nerves. Without treatment, bulging, herniated and degenerative discs can cause debilitating pain, numbness, tingling and dysfunction in the form of sciatica, neck pain, numbness and tingling in the arms, etc.
Painkillers cannot fix a disc protrusion. And while some turn to surgery for bulging or herniated disc pain relief, many complications can arise. Chiropractic care, however, can safely and effectively alleviate underlying problems causing the nucleus to slip outside of the membrane. At Pinnacle Wellness, your chiropractor can help with:
If you struggle with sciatica, numbness and tingling, neck pain or any other potential signs of a bulging or herniated disc injury, schedule an appointment today with the chiropractor San Antonio trusts for natural, lasting, drug-free pain relief: (210) 674-1234.