One of our viewers had the following question which I am going to answer for you today …”My family doctor said I had a slipped disc in my back. Can chiropractors help people with slipped discs?”.
The first and most important thing you need to understand is that there is no such thing as a slipped disc.
Remember that your spinal discs are made of cartilage with a small ball of jelly in the center and they are firmly attached in between each of the 24 vertebrae that make up your spine.
They do not slip or move anywhere.
This is what can happen to spinal discs.
They can swell or bulge.
They can rupture or herniate.
And they can get thin or decay which is by far the most common problem seen with spinal discs.
All of these conditions can cause spinal pain in your neck and your lower back.
They can also cause shoulder and arm pain and leg pain or sciatica.
Just imagine what your teeth would look like if you did not take care of them on a regular basis? Most people do take good care of their teeth.
But what is sadly unfortunate is that most people (90% of the Canadian population in fact) do not pay any attention to their spinal hygiene.
And this lack of attention is what will lead to spinal disc decay and even the more serious problems such as bulging and herniated discs.
It is no wonder that lower back pain is now an epidemic problem in Canada.
So always remember that chiropractic care is the only thing and the most important thing that you can do to maintain healthy spinal discs and good spinal hygiene.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your family may have, please give us a call.
Remember that consultations are always free of charge in our office and family appointments are always available because spinal problems do run in families.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email us by clicking on the link on our home page.
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