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Disc Problems & Back Surgery

Disc Problems & Back Surgery

  

 

The discs in your back are little pads that lie between your vertebrae. They are shock absorbers, cushioning the bones. Disc herniations can be protrusions or prolapses. Protrusion can occur if there is bulging of the disc. Prolapse occurs when there is so much bulging that the disc separates. 

 

 

This can cause severe pain which can make moving nearly impossible. Occasionally, spinal surgery is necessary, but chiropractic care could save thousands of back pain sufferers from unnecessary spinal surgery. Spinal surgery can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $85,000, and can have extended recovery time of multiple weeks to months (more info).  If surgery is ineffective, there could be several more that are unsuccessful. Anyone with disc problems should talk with a Chiropractor.

 

**References: Chiropractic: Bringing Out the Best in You! An Introduction 7th Edition Tedd Koren, D.C.