Discs act like shock absorbers between the bones of the spine. They can tear or bulge if placed under a great amount of stress, usually from trauma or repetitive and improper bending and lifting. Chiropractic adjustments are effective in treating most disc injuries. However, we have found that Spinal Decompression works wonderfully for those patients who do not respond to regular adjustments. If the disc injury proves to be too severe for either of these therapies to offer relief, we work with excellent neurosurgeons who can help.