The intervertebral disc is a special type of cartilage that connects
and cushions the 24 bones of your spinal column. Each disc
attaches to the vertebra above and below it. This provides the
proper spacing for pairs of nerve roots to exit the spine from
between each joint.
Spinal misalignments can cause disc tissue to adapt into
Spinal Disc Herniation Illustration
shape. This is the earliest stage of disc damage.
While this position
can encroach upon adjacent nerve tissue,
pain, or other obvious
symptoms, may not be present.
Even before symptoms appear,
chiropractic care can be helpful.