Disc Problems

A disc doesn’t “slip. We have all heard someone say “I have a slipped disc”. Discs tear, herniate, prolapse, bulge and dessicate.

The most common injury is a tear, a small crack or microtear in the touch, outer cartilage material of the disc called annular fibers. This allows the fluid to leak out and the disc begins to thin.

A herniated disc occurs when the soft jelly-like material from the nucleus in the middle of the disc ruptures and extends to the outer edge beyond the normal limits of the disc.

A prolapse is defined as a piece of disc material separating and it then becomes a fragment or free-floating piece.

A bulging disc occurs when the soft jelly-like material in the middle of the disc pushes to one side, forward, or backward and swelling occurs. This can cause pressure and painful symptoms.

A dessicated disc is described as the loss of fluid content. The disc then degenerates down to a rough, worn down appearance.

Spinal discs have a very poor blood supply. They depend upon the circulation of joint fluids to bring in nutrients and to expel waste. This pumping action is impaired when a joint loses its normal motion. The health of the disc deteriorates. A healthy disc is very flexible, without lubrication disc problems begin.

The chiropractic approach to disc problems is to help restore better motion and position to the spinal joints. Dr. Dorais will help design a care program of specifice chiropractic adjustments, exercise recommendations and other conservative methods based on your age, current condtion, lifestyle and health history. Better spinal function helps decrease inflammation so the slow process of healing the surrounding soft tissues can begin.

While Dr. Dorais cannot guarantee results, many patients have avoided needless surgery and a dependency on pain pills by choosing the conservative approach of chiropractic care. Call today for your consultation.


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  • "Dr. Dorais was recommended to me by a family friend and he has yet to disappoint! Not only are he and his staff courteous, but very professional in all that they do.

    Response from the owner
    Thank you very much for the kind words! It has been a pleasure working with you."
    Joleen M
  • "I recently had an emergency trip to the ER with spasms so bad in my back that it brought tears to my eyes. I followed up with Dr. Dorais. He was able to adjust my back over a short period of time."
    Kim F
  • "Dr. Dorais called me personally the morning after my first visit to see how the procedure he performed had affected my problem. He is very thoughtful and caring. His staff is friendly and professional."
    Gordon B
  • "First time going to a chiropractor, and it has been a great experience. Friendly and helpful staff.

    Response from the owner2 months ago
    Thank you, Lisa for the kind words. We do value the opinions of our patients😀"
    Lisa A
  • "I always feel better when I see Dr. Dorais regularly. Great staff. I rarely have to wait, and it’s a great value."
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    Joe R
  • "I have always had a few back issues,and have always just dealt with the issues myself. I was nervous at first to go to a chiropractor, but Dr. Dorais and the team showed me there was nothing to be nervous about. They welcomed me like I had been going there for years, but it was my first visit. My back issues have been getting better and I couldn't be happier with Dorais Family Chiropractic. I can only thank them for the help they have given me!!

    Response from the owner
    It has been our pleasure working with you Blake. Thank you for the kind words."
    Blake W
  • "Doctor Dorais is just short of a miracle worker. I will not let anyone else but him adjust my neck and back, and I have been seeing chiropractors for 25 years. He is kind, caring, educated on all things spine, and truly cares about his patients, and most of all his adjustments HELP me immensely.

    Response from the owner
    Thank you for the kind words Chantal. 😀"
    Chantal C
  • "I cannot say enough about the care I have received from Dr. Dorais since I began seeing him ten years ago. I would not have the nice, straight pain free spine I do if it weren’t for Dr. Dorais. The office is always so positive and welcoming. All around awesome!"
    Connor T
  • "Dr. Dorais does a great job and makes your visit as fun as it can be when you have a bad back. He's always in a good mood and singing and his staff is awesome too. I wouldn't go anywhere else!"
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