Bulging Disc vs. Herniated Disc: What’s the Difference? Can Chiropractic Help?

bulging disc herniated disc chiropracticDiscs are the cushioning in your spine that act as shock absorbers and prevent vertebrae from rubbing together. Discs consist of cartilage. The outer layer is tough cartilage, while the interior of discs is softer. Your vertebral discs wear out over time. Injuries can cause a disc to bulge or become herniated. The cartilage can become stiff and dehydrated, giving you less cushion and shrinking the space between your vertebrae. If the space between vertebrae narrows, you might experience pain, stiffness or poor range of motion in the area.

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5 Simple Stretches Chiropractic Patients Can Do To Help Increase Mobility

stretches and chiropracticMobility is a vital part of a healthy body. To maintain your mobility, you need a certain level of flexibility – which means you may need to do some stretches from time to time if you want to stay limber and mobile. An added benefit of certain stretches is that they can alleviate some of the pain and discomfort you may feel due to joint or spinal issues, including back and neck pain.

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