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Disc Problems in Edina

im spine how are youWhile there’s no such thing as a slipped disc, bulging, protruding, and herniated discs are very real. Each spinal disc has a jelly-like center contained by bands of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs allow you the flexibility to turn and bend with ease. Improper lifting, slips, falls, and car accidents can cause the core to shift and the following disc issues to arise:

  • Herniation—occurs when the central portion of the disc ruptures
  • Protrusion—a common cause of back pain, resulting from the disc bulging where it’s weakest, resulting in pressure to nearby nerves
  • Prolapse—involves a spinal disc escaping from between the vertebrae of the spine


Try Chiropractic First

Chiropractic is a remarkably effective and natural solution to address a variety of disc problems. This drug-free and natural care helps improve joint mechanics by improving spinal motion and reducing inflammation.

Some techniques and therapies that patients have seen results from include

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Flexion-Distraction Technique
  • Active Release Technique (ART)®
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Lifestyle and Posture Modifications

Some patients may experience improvement after the first few chiropractic sessions. However, for more chronic or severe disc problems, it may take several weeks or months of consistent care and therapy to achieve significant and lasting relief.

In addition to traditional chiropractic techniques, Y-strap adjustments have gained popularity for addressing disc-related issues. This specialized technique involves the use of a Y-shaped strap that is gently wrapped around the patient’s head and lower back.

By applying controlled traction, the Y-strap adjustment aims to decompress the spine, relieving pressure on the affected discs and surrounding nerves. Many patients report immediate relief and improved mobility following a Y-strap adjustment session. However, it’s important to note that the effectiveness of this technique may vary depending on the individual’s specific condition and response to treatment.

Dr. Brenda is trained in Y-strap adjustments and may incorporate this technique as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for disc problems. When combined with other chiropractic modalities such as spinal adjustments, therapeutic exercise, and lifestyle modifications, Y-strap adjustments can play a valuable role in promoting spinal health and alleviating discomfort associated with disc issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic help address disc problems?

Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper motion and position of malfunctioning spinal bones. If addressed before permanent damage occurs, disc tissue often returns to a normal size and shape.

Aren’t disc problems simply due to the normal aging process?

No. However, many such problems are due to years of neglect. Many people who have spinal problems won’t experience symptoms until they’re in an advanced stage of degeneration. Many seniors have maintained their spine throughout their lives and continue to enjoy optimal spinal health and function.

Could chiropractic help me avoid surgery?

Possibly. It depends on the severity of your disc conditions. But it’s a good idea to start with chiropractic first as it’s natural and non-invasive.

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If you suspect a disc problem, contact us today to schedule an appointment.



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