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What is Causing my Back Pain? Slipped Disc, Bulging Disk, or Herniated disc, a guest post

What is Causing my Back Pain? Slipped Disc, Bulging Disk, or Herniated disc, a guest post. The phrase “slipped disc” describes misalignment of the discs that are stacked between the vertebrae and absorb shock in the spine. Slipped discs can either be “bulging” or “herniated”—terms that describe different degrees of the same essential problem. While “bulging” discs have been damaged to the point where they have flattened out and lost some of their shape, “herniated” discs have degenerated to a greater degree, where their exterior wall is torn open and some of their inner material is either displaced or is Read More »

Disc herniation, chiropractic and nerve root injections; which method offers best and safest relief for back pain suffers?

Disc herniation, chiropractic and nerve root injections; which method offers best and safest relief for back pain suffers? A recent study looked at the cost/benefit of the different procedures to treat disc herniation and the pain that results from it. While there was some disparaging news regarding nerve root injections due to a poorly manufactured medication, many patients are often suggest to take a nerve root injection over three sessions before having a more invasive discectomy or fusion. Safety Safety of course is an issue with any medical or procedure, and after a few people have had problems with the Read More »