One of the most frequent causes of back pain isn’t to the back itself, but rather one, or more, spinal discs becoming injured.
In fact, millions of Americans each year are diagnosed with some form of herniated disc which can cause nerve pain, discomfort, and even prolonged chronic pain and numbness.
Like other spinal pain conditions such as scoliosis or sciatica pain, having a spinal disc come out of place forces pressure on nerves surrounding the area.
While some cases may not have any pain or discomfort associated with disc injuries, the overwhelming majority of cases do involve mild to severe pain and numbness.
It may even wind up causing physical weakness, resulting in patients being unable to lift as much weight as they used to be able to.
While surgery is certainly a treatment option, many people prefer the non-invasiveness of quality chiropractic care. Disc injuries usually require minor adjustments to force the slipped or herniated disc back into place.
When the spinal disc is realigned, it removes the pressure off of the nerves and allows relief once more.