What is a Slipped Disc?

A “disc” refers to the rubbery cushion-like structure located between the bones, or vertebrae, on the spine.

A slipped disc (also known as a herniated or ruptured disc), refers to when one of the discs in the spine moves out of place, often causing nerve pain surrounding the affected area.

Slipped discs most commonly occur in the lower back, although they can also occur anywhere within the spine.

Symptoms

It is possible not to experience any noticeable symptoms from a slipped disc. However, most people feel pain in the area. Some additional symptoms of a slipped disc include:

  • Pain in the affected area
  • Pain that travels to the arms, legs or buttock
  • Shooting pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

What Causes Back Pain?

Slipped discs can be caused by aging and general wear and tear. Lifting heavy objects and using improper lifting techniques may contribute to a slipped disc.

Older people, people who have a physically demanding job, and people who are obese have an increased chance of developing a slipped disc.

How Can Reinhardt Chiropractic in Denver Help with a Slipped Disc?

Dr. Reinhardt can deliver safe, non-invasive adjustments to treat your slipped disc, without the use of harsh or addictive drugs.

Chiropractic adjustments also help reduce misalignments in the spine and improve the body’s overall nervous system function. Adjustments help reduce general inflammation in the body, which can be caused by slipped discs.

Additional therapies can also help improve stress and lifestyle factors that may be aggravating back pain.

Some of the benefits our joint pain patients have reported seeing after care include:

  • Decreased pain & inflammation
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased energy
  • Increased sense of well-being

Treatments

Explore some of the services below to see what treatments we offer to help ease the symptoms of your slipped disc.