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Many people consult a chiropractic doctor because they think they have a pinched
nerve. More common are nerves that are
stretched, twisted or irritated by spinal structures.

Because of the way our spine is designed, abnormal spinal function caused from
physical trauma a result of work related or driving accidents, for example,  emotional
tension or chemical toxins can effect the delicate tissues of the spinal cord and nerve

More frequently, nerves are irritated (facilitative lesions).  This is caused when nerve
tissue is rubbed, scraped or stretched by
a loss of spinal curve or irritated by malfunctioning spinal joints.

Do I have a slipped disc?

Technically, a disc cannot "slip."  However, like the shock absorbers on your car they
can leak or rupture, causing serious
back pain and other issues requiring chiropractic treatment.

The intervertebral disc is a pad of cartilage-type material situated between spinal
bones.  Each disc serves as a connector, spacer and shock absorber for the spine.  A
soft, jellylike center is contained by outer layers of fibrous tissue.  Healthy discs allow
normal turning and bending.  Because of the way each disc is attached above and
below the vertebrae, a disc can not  "slip".  However, trauma or injury to the spine
can cause a disc to tear, bulge, herniate or worse, rupture.  This can be quite painful,
as the
soft center of the disc leaks, putting pressure on the adjacent nerve roots and spinal

While results can not be guaranteed, many patients have avoided needless surgery
or a dependency on pain pills by choosing chiropractic care for their disc related
health problem.