Your discs serve as the spines shock absorbers or cushions. They keep the vertebrae separated and absorb the shock of everyday spinal movement. Normal activity, injury or old age may cause the discs to become herniated or dislodged from alignment causing a great deal of pain.
If you are suffering from severe pain in your back, hips, legs neck or shoulders, this may be the result of disc injury such as herniation, bulging or rupture. Sometimes this deterioration goes unnoticed until a movement as simple as a sneeze reveals it.
There are several treatments available and although some disc problems may require surgery, a good number of cases can be treated through chiropractic care. Since every case is different, a thorough examination and consultation is required before diagnosis can be given.
If you are suffering and would like to speak to us about a treatment plan, contact Dr. Flanagan today.