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What Is a Herniated Disc?

If you are looking for chiropractic back pain treatment in Bolingbrook and Naperville, you may be suffering from a torn or herniated disc. Discs are the shock absorbers between the vertebrae and can be thought of as tires between the bones of your spine. The discs have a tough outer layer and a softer nucleus. Watch this video to understand more about herniated discs.

A torn disc occurs when the outer layer of the disc tears. Herniation occurs when the soft, inner portion of the disc bulges out of the torn outer ring and irritates nerves in the spine which can cause leg or back pain. Herniated discs can be diagnosed by a doctor through examination or MRI. In some cases, damaged discs can be repaired through disc restoration treatments.