Healthy Living

An Overview on Disc Bulge and Herniation.

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The following is an overview about Disc Bulge and Herniation. Bulging or herniated discs can develop in the Neck, Low Back, Middle & Upper Back. Located between the vertebrae of your spine are 23 discs, which act as a spacer and shock absorber. These discs have soft, gel-like centers surrounded by layers of fibrous tissues. Sometimes, due to an injury or aging, the material in the middle of the disc pushes to one side or even ruptures. This is called a bulging or herniated disc.

The following strategies may help you reduce your chance of having a herniated disk: Chiropractic Adjustments. Practice good posture-standing and sitting straight, keeping your back straight when lifting. Maintain a healthy weight. Exercise regularly. Ask your chiropractor about exercises to strengthen your back and stomach. Steer away from wearing high-heeled shoes. If you sit, get out of your chair every 20 to 25 minutes and walk for several minutes.

Chiropractic care works on correcting misaligned or out-of-place vertebrae and can remove the pressure placed on the nerve endings that line the surface of the joint and course through the space between the joints, reducing pain and improving flexibility and function.

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