Herniated Disc and Bulging Disc
Discs are located between the vertebrae (bones of the spine) and act as shock absorbers for the spine. The outer disc wall, known as the annulus fibrosis, surrounds a jelly-like center known as the nucleus pulposus. Through years of wear and tear, constant vibration or pounding, a slip and fall, coughing or sneezing, lifting and twisting or simply bending to pick up a piece of paper can cause a weakening of the disc wall and cause a bulge or tear which presses on surrounding nerves. This is a condition in which part or all of the soft, gelatinous central portion (nucleus pulposus) of an intervertebral disc is forced through a weakened part of the annulus fibrosis portion of the disc - resulting in back pain and nerve root irritation.
Our DRS Protocol is a safe, and pain free alternative to fusion surgery and other invasive back pain treatments. Before considering back surgery for herniated discs, contact us today to find out if you're a candidate for the DRS Protocol. Call today! (303) 456-4466.