The spine is composed of...
The spine is composed of bones (vertebrae) and cushions (discs). Discs contain two layers: a hard exterior and a soft interior. When the disc is damaged and the exterior is cracked, the soft interior can leak out creating pressure on the spinal nerves and causing pain.
A herniated disc refers to the amount of pressure being placed on the nerves as well as were the disc is located.
Most common signs of a disc herniation include:
To treat your herniated or bulging disc, our doctor will first conduct a diagnostic assessment to locate the source of the problem. He may then recommend spinal decompression or chiropractic manipulation to treat the disc and reduce the pressure on the nerves.