Spinal Disc Injury – Bulging Discs & Herniation

Condition: Spinal Disc Problems

The Spinal discs are the soft tissue between each vertebrae. They are made out of collagen fibers and have a centre called a nucleus – which has a gelatinous texture. The disc has two main roles: It acts as a shock absorber and gives space for the spinal nerves to exit. When the outer fibers tear the disc may distort and bulge. This bulge may also impact on the adjacent spinal nerves causing referred pain. If the disc ruptures completely, and the contents come out, it is called a herniation. Some of the disc material may also detach and impact on the nerves. There may be some genetic factors that also make some people more prone to disc injuries.

Common causes of Spinal Disc Problems

Disc injury arises due to compression and torsion of the disc under load. This happens when someone lifts and twists – especially away from your body. This can happen over time with:

  • Repetitive movements (most common) or
  • During lifting something far too heavy or an unexpected load.

Often the final straw can be quite a trivial or minor lift. Early morning is also a more dangerous time as the disc absorbs fluid and is more taut. Occupations that involve a prolonged period of sitting with bad posture increase your risk of disc injury.

How we Treat Spinal Disc Conditions

We will examine your entire spine for spinal misalignment (and abnormal spinal bio-mechanics). Correction of the spinal misalignment (and abnormal spinal bio-mechanics) does not automatically repair the disc. Chiropractic treatment takes the load and stress off the disc so that it can heal over time.

(Bsc Anatomy (NSW) M. Chiro)

Dr Steven Massey

Dr Steven Massey is the owner and principle chiropractor at the Massey Family Chiropractic Centre...

Dr Steven Massey is the owner and principle chiropractor at the Massey Family Chiropractic Centre.

Steven has over 24 years of experience in the chiropractic and natural health field and has owned and run his own practice in Dee Why for 20 years. He was mentored by Dr Malcolm Heningham (former chiropractor of the year) and continued and developed the practice to this day.

Steven has a wide scope of practice having success with a wide variety of conditions. Apart from the obvious back pain, neck pain and headaches he particularly enjoys working with families.

Steven’s patients range from babies to the elderly. Philosophically Steven prides himself in tailoring chiropractic techniques to suit the individual. Steven is married and has 3 sons that keep him very busy outside of work.

(BChiroSc, MChiro)AHPRA # CHI0002154722

Yuki Hio

Hello, my name is Yuki. I am from Japan. My passion for chiropractic started when I became a chiropractic patient myself...

Hello, my name is Yuki. I am from Japan. My passion for chiropractic started when I became a chiropractic patient myself and experienced first hand a pretty miraculous recovery. Before that, I grew up in a health conscious family and I have always had interest in health and wellbeing; but my first degree was actually in American Studies and Political Science. I never thought I would do a completely different study again. Although chiropractic degree was long and intense, I never regretted this change of path. My love for chiropractic is still growing and I get constantly amazed by just how much potential human body has. I am excited to join Massey Family Chiropractic, and I look forward to observing the significance of gentle yet powerful chiropractic care.

こんにちは。Yukiと申します。カイロプラクティックとの出会いは体の調子が悪く日常生活が大変な時でした。出歩くにも痛みがあったので 色々と療法を試し、 効果が出なくて困っていたときに、カイロプラクティックに救われました。そのあとカイロプラクターになってしまった訳ですが、日々人間の 体の治癒力の高さに驚いています。今も夢中です!

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