It seems apparent to me that there is a lot of misunderstanding that comes along with the term “slipped disc”. Although this term may be easier than describing what is actually happening, having an understanding of the etiology of disc related problems helps people be more informed users of health care.
As described in this video, there is no part of a spinal disc that can slide or slip in relation to the vertebra or any other parts of the spine. The better analogy is to think of fibers ripping at the seams or the steel belts of a tire fraying and allowing the rubber to bulge.
All alignment issues cause altered forces on the discs of the spine which naturally can affect how they behave over time. Prolonged excessive forces due to misalignment and/or overuse are largely the contributing factors of conditions such as:
– Disc Bulges
– Degenerative Disc Disease
– “Thinning” or “Worn” looking spinal discs or facet joints
– Osteoarthritis of the spine
– Facet arthrosis/hypertrophy
– Uncovertebral joint hypertrophy
– Disc Prolapse or Disc Extrusion
– and more…
Although it is not always possible to avoid over-using the spine or to avoid trauma, we can all benefit by ensuring optimum spinal alignment. The best possible starting point for addressing any spinal alignment issues is through Advanced Biostructural Correction™ (ABC™). For more information on ABC™ call us or go to www.advancedbiostructuralcorrection.com.