Dealing with Disc Pain in Jackson, MI

Are You a Candidate For Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

If you have lower back pain that keeps coming back, or your low back pain extends further down your leg and into your foot, it could be an indication that you have a slipped disc.

Also known as a herniated disc, the pain caused by this condition can be extreme and in some cases debilitating.

Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc

Having a slipped disc can be very unpleasant. But in some cases, symptoms will subside in six weeks or less. This is the case in about 90% of herniated disc cases.

If your disc pain lasts longer than six weeks, or keeps recurring over a period of several months or years, this could be an indication that it may not go away on its own. Other treatment options – including gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment – should then be considered.

What Causes Discs to Slip?

Your spine is composed of a chain of bones known as the vertebrae. The front part of each individual vertebrae is called the vertebral body. Between each vertebrae are soft spinal discs that have a hard, multilayered casing and a gel-like center, known as the nucleus pulposus.

These discs are what allow the spine to be flexible and let us lean forward or turn our upper body from side to side. Our discs also absorb shocks that are transferred to the spine while running or jumping, for example,.

When you have a slipped disc, it means that one of the spinal discs is bulging beyond the edges of the vertebral bodies that are above and below it. There are three types of slipped discs:

  • Prolapsed Disc — This means the disc is bulging out between the vertebrae, but the disc’s outermost layer is still intact.
  • Extruding Disc – This means there is a tear in the outer layer of the spinal disc, which is causing the spinal disc tissue to leak out. But the tissue that has come out remains connected to the disc.
  • Sequestration – This is the most serious type of slipped disc. In this instance, the spinal disc tissue has entered into the spinal canal and is no longer directly attached to the disc.

While all three types of herniated discs can be extremely painful, most people suffering from a slipped disc can receive relief through gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment.

If you are experiencing recurrent disc pain and you believe you may have a slipped disc, you should absolutely consider seeking treatment from one of our medical professionals.

By gently manipulating the spine so that it returns to its normal state, our team of spinal disc doctors can help relieve the pressure caused by your slipped disc and provide instant relief to your back pain.

If you or somebody you know is suffering from disc pain as the result of a slipped disc, contact us today for your free consultation. Our expert spinal disc doctors can tell you if gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is a good option for treating your pain.

Contact Jackson Disc Center at (517) 784-7443 to Schedule Your Consultation Today!

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Thomas Norkey
2023-12-08
Dr. Penn non-aggressively adjusts any new ache or pain that I tell him about along with adjusting my neck, shoulder, upper and lower back and both knees every week. He keeps up on new techniques and technologies to keep me moving like I should be moving. Appointment times are flexible. Dr. Penn and the staff are personable and easy to get along with.
James Sabin
James Sabin
2023-11-29
Dr Penn has always taken the time to take great care of my chiropractic needs. They really help me with my aches and pains in my body.
Shawn Castle
Shawn Castle
2023-10-25
Spinal Decompression is a beautiful thing. Had a buldging disc at L5 for years, finally found a non surgical option that worked to eliminate the pain and numbness that was interfering with daily life. Dr. Penn truly cares about getting his patients the help they need, and the staff is wonderfull. 100% recommended.
Sherry Beshara
Sherry Beshara
2023-10-03
After two back surgeries and multiple visits to a pain clinic I was still in so much pain I had reached the point where my ability to complete everyday tasks was limited. Chronic back pain had taken over my life. Dr. Randy Penn gave me my life back. After two weeks I am able to walk and complete simple household tasks without pain. He educates and is a healer. Thank you Randy and the team at Penn Chiropractic. You are truly a blessing.
Sharon Miller
Sharon Miller
2023-09-28
Dr. Penn is an awesome chiropractor. His adjustment techniques are very effective and the other technologies he uses really make a difference. Thank you Dr. Penn for helping me be better!
Amy Cook
Amy Cook
2023-07-05
Dr Penn has been a game changer for me. I’ve had several neck injuries and no relief for years. Been to countless doctors had injections nothing worked. I just dealt with pain daily to the point of going to work and that was all I could do. With the new technology Dr Penn and Hebren have started to change my life. Within two weeks of using the New Technology the difference is amazing almost unbelievable. I can’t wait to see how my neck will feel like after the complete transformation is done. I’m looking forward to enjoying my life again without dealing with this pain anymore more. I highly recommend Dr Penn for all of your health and wellness.
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Jason Hein
2023-04-03
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