Chiropractic and Disc Injury

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Disc, spine

Ruptured disc, herniated discs, disc disease are common terms that are often related to neck and back pain. Each of the 24 vertebrae of the spinal column has 6 joints—4 at the back of the bones that allow and control spinal movement (aligned vertically) and 2 at the top and bottom of each vertebrae. These 2 joints are weight bearing and are aligned horizontally. There is an intervertebral disc between each pair of vertebrae (except between the top 2 in the neck). The discs become progressively smaller as they go up the spine. Read more »