Disc Problems: Herniated Disc, Bulging Disc or Slipped Disc:
The cartilage pads that separate and cushion the vertebrae that make up your spinal column are called “discs.” They serve as shock absorbers against the force of gravity and every day movement. Their function is greatly affected by the alignment of the spine. A structural imbalance can force a disc to bulge, protrude or herniate and then come in contact with nerves, causing excruciating pain.
Dr. Michael McGivney can effectively treat this common back problem by realigning the vertebrae and returning the spine to its normal range of motion, reducing the pressure on the discs. He will also incorporate physical therapy and strengthening exercises for the abdominal and back muscles, as core stabilization is essential for the prevention of disc problems.