Tagged: spinal nerves

(Dec – Jan 2013 Vol. 32) – Common pregnancy pains

There’s another side of pregnancy that nobody’s ever told you about – backaches, aching knees and ankles, and even swollen feet. We ask a chiropractor for expert advice on how to handle these aches if you get any.

Disc protrusion

Your spine is made up of a series of bones separated by small cushions called discs. If a disc is strained beyond its limit, it can bulge or rupture and put pressure on one of the spinal nerves. This painful condition is called disc protrusion. This animation shows how disc protrusion can develop.