What is a disc?

Conditions We Treat

What is a disc?

The vertebral disc is a spongy fusion located between the vertebrae (bones) of the spine.

The discs have three primary functions:

  1. They act as a shock absorber in the spine, positioned between each bony vertebrae.
  2. They act as tough ligaments that hold the vertebrae on the spine together.
  3. They are cartilaginous joints that allow for slight mobility in the spine.

Anatomy of a disc is as follows:

Discs are composed to two parts: A tough outer portion and a soft inner core, and the configuration has been likened to that of a jelly doughnut.

  • Annulus Fibrosus: The outer portion of the disc
  • Nucleus Pulposus: The inner core.

There are different types of disc problems that can occur.

  1. Disc bulge
  2. Annular tears
  3. Disc degeneration
  4. Herniated disc
    1. Protruded disc
    2. Extruded disc
    3. Sequestered disc
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What symptoms does a disc cause? What are disc pain symptoms?

The symptoms of an irritated disc can vary according to its location and severity and the type of disc lesion that exists.  Symptoms may include:

  • Back Pain
  • Increased back pain when repetitively bending or with prolonged sitting
  • Increased back pain with coughing, sneezing, straining
  • Pain, numbness-and-needles radiating into an arm or leg if a disc has caused irritation of a nearby nerve. 

Disc Problems FAQ

Am I a good candidate for a disc pain relief program?
The team at Downtown’s healthcare has helped many disc pain sufferers get relief from their pain with a non-surgical disc pain relief program. Schedule a consultation with the team if you’re suffering from:
  • Herniated disc, slipped disc, or bulging disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerve
  • Trauma
  • Lifting stress injury
  • Sports injury

The team specializes in the treatment of disc pain.  A thorough consultation and evaluation is needed to see if you are a candidate for our services.

Downtown’s Healthcare breakthrough Disc relief program may provide the relief you’ve been desperately searching for so you can avoid back surgeries such as spinal fusion surgery.
What treatment can Improve my disc problems?

The Downtown’s Healthcare team develops individualized treatment plans for the management of back pain based on the severity of your symptoms, the underlying cause, it’s location such as the lower back, and your overall health. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • mHCTT – micro Human Cell Tissue Transplant (PRP / HCTP)(Regenerative care)
  • Joint injection tissue transplant
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Decompression therapy
  • Weight loss program

Your disc relief program may also include non-surgical spinal decompression. With spinal decompression, the team works to relieve pressure without damaging your spine and allows blood and nutrients to flow to your discs to promote natural healing.

The experienced team at Downtown’s Healthcare has helped many people get relief from their pain with non-surgical spinal decompression, and it’s the preferred treatment for those suffering from chronic back pain.
To schedule a consultation to learn more about the breakthrough non-surgical back and lower back pain relief program, contact Downtown’s Healthcare by phone or online today.

If you’re looking for an alternative to back surgery, what you really need to do is schedule an appointment with Downtown’s Healthcare multidisciplinary team.  Downtown’s Healthcare has a range of procedures developed to help patients avoid spine surgery and the side effects of epidural steroid injections. We use a multidisciplinary approach to treat bulging or herniated discs, degenerative conditions in the spine, and other back and neck conditions that cause pain.

The origin of spine pain is often misidentified. On top of that the number one reason a person is prescribed an opioid is for back pain.  Studies suggest that up to 150,000 people die every year in the USA because of dangerous opioid prescriptions.  Our experience in treating the spine  allows us to address as many factors as possible to gain insight into the true cause of the problem. We identify the most probable sources of pain and select the most appropriate treatment options available. Only then can the natural healing process be initiated using the safest, least invasive procedure possible.

If you’re looking for an alternative to back surgery, what you really need is to schedule a consultation and exam at Downtown’s Healthcare. We have a range of procedures developed to help patients avoid spine surgery and the side effects of epidural steroid injections.  Contact us today to see if you are a candidate.  Time is your enemy!  Degenerative conditions worsens with time!

Am I a good candidate for the back pain relief program?
The team at Downtown’s healthcare has helped many back pain sufferers get relief from their pain with a non-surgical back pain relief program. Schedule a consultation with the team if you’re suffering from:
  • Herniated disc, slipped disc, or bulging disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerve
  • Trauma
  • Lifting stress injury
  • Sports injury

The team specializes in the treatment of sciatica, which is a painful condition that develops when your sciatic nerve is irritated or pinched as it exits your spinal canal.

Sciatica causes various pain symptoms (aching, burning, tingling) that usually only affect one side of your lower body, specifically your leg.
Downtown’s Healthcare breakthrough back relief program may provide the relief you’ve been desperately searching for so you can avoid back surgeries such as spinal fusion surgery.

What treatments can improve my back pain?

The team develops individualized treatment plans for the management of back pain based on the severity of your symptoms, the underlying cause, it’s location such as the lower back, and your overall health. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Cooperative Injectables for Healing and Support. PRP / HCTP
  • mHCTT – micro Human Cell Tissue Transplant (Regenerative care)
  • Joint injection tissue transplant
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Decompression therapy
  • Weight loss program

Your back relief program may also include non-surgical spinal decompression. With spinal decompression, the team works to relieve pressure without damaging your spine and allows blood and nutrients to flow to your discs to promote natural healing.

The experienced team at Downtown’s Healthcare has helped many people get relief from their pain with non-surgical spinal decompression, and it’s the preferred treatment for those suffering from chronic back pain.

To schedule a consultation to learn more about the breakthrough non-surgical back and lower back pain relief program, contact Downtown’s Healthcare by phone or online today.

If you’re looking for an alternative to back surgery, what you really need to do is schedule an appointment with Downtown’s Healthcare multidisciplinary team. Downtown’s Healthcare has a range of procedures developed to help patients avoid spine surgery and the side effects of epidural steroid injections. We use a multidisciplinary approach to treat bulging or herniated discs, degenerative conditions in the spine, and other back and neck conditions that cause pain.
The origin of spine pain is often misidentified. On top of that the number one reason a person is prescribed an opioid is for back pain. Studies suggest that up to 150,000 people die every year in the USA because of dangerous opioid prescriptions. Our experience in treating the spine allows us to address as many factors as possible to gain insight into the true cause of the problem. We identify the most probable sources of pain and select the most appropriate treatment options available. Only then can the natural healing process be initiated using the safest, least invasive procedure possible.

Unlike the rest of your spine, your neck is very mobile and supports much of the weight of your head. Unfortunately, the structure and function of your neck also make it vulnerable to injury and pain. The pain management specialists at Downtown’s Healthcare in Denver, CO, take an interdisciplinary approach to alleviate neck pain and offer solutions that heal the root cause of your pain for long-term relief. To schedule an appointment to get relief from your neck pain, call the office or book online today.