Longevity Effect is proud to serve as your local Tulsa disc injury chiropractor. For those who’ve suffered a disc injury, you can improve your pain symptoms through chiropractic treatment. Your spine comprises various vertebrae, joints, nerves, muscles, and soft tissue between vertebrae, also known as discs. These spinal discs protect your spine by absorbing shock, holding your vertebrae together, and are cartilaginous joints that allow for a slight mobility range. They help you to walk, lift with, and twist your spine daily. You have a total of 23 spinal discs, which, if injured, can cause various symptoms.
When you damage a disc, the softer inner part of the disc can protrude through the disc’s outer ring. This is known as a slipped, herniated, or prolapsed disc. In addition to pain, a slipped disc can sometimes pinch or compress a nerve, which can cause you to feel numbness and pain. In some severe cases, you may need surgery to remove or repair the herniated disc. That’s why it can be essential to seek chiropractic treatment if you’ve suffered a disc injury.