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Slipped Disc? There’s no such thing!

Slipped Disc Pain and identifying exactly what it is

diskA disc can’t slip. But it can wedge, bulge, protrude and herniate. Chiropractic care may help.

The most serious disc problem is a prolapsed disc in which the soft center ruptures and leaks.

Space for Nerves
The disc is a special cartilage between the bones of your spinal column. It attaches to the vertebra above and below it. This creates the separation between spinal bones so pairs of nerves can exit the spine.

Turning and Bending
Each spinal disc has a jelly-like “ball bearing” core that is contained by bands of fibrous tissue. Healthy discs give you flexibility for normal turning and bending. Improper lifting, slips, falls and car accidents can cause the core to shift:

Herniation – disc wedging narrows nerve openings. Obvious symptoms may not be present.

Protrusion – like a blister, the disc bulges where it is the weakest, causing nerve pressure.

Prolapse – with the cushioning and separating compromised by rupture, movement is painful.

Chiropractic First
Chiropractic has been a natural solution helping people with a variety of disc problems.

Frequently Asked Questions:

If the cause of your condition is related to the misalignment of one or more vertebra which is directly affecting the flow of nerve impulses to your body, you need to know that only specific chiropractic adjustments to gently move your spine into balance is going to fix the cause. Medications may change the symptoms you are experiencing, but drugs have serious side effects and do not address the cause of the symptom. Physical therapy in the case where spinal misalignments are the cause is a waste of money and time.

The diagnosis is straight forward. You either have misaligned vertebra creating disc compression or you don’t.

Call us today at 949 388-0800 and let us get you back to health.

Conditions & Symptoms

First Sought Relief from Orthopedist

“When I first came to see Dr. Hawn my problem was pain and stiffness with limited range of motion in my spine. It initially began in the 70s and I remember that the first attack was severe and debilitating.

I initially went to an orthopedist specialist who recommended massage and therapy. That didn’t work so later I attended a “Pain Clinic” recommended by a family physician. My results were limited and the pain continued on for years.

The Results

Since beginning care with Dr. Hawn my results have been excellent and exciting! Besides the high quality of care, I trust Dr. Hawn and his staff and now my daughter is a regular patient of his as well.”

Sharon Pfister
Laguna Niguel

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Massive heel pain

“Three years ago, I started playing tennis.  As time went on, I was playing 4 to 6 times a week, and loving it.

Then about six months ago, the heel on my left foot started hurting.  It only got worse where I could hardly walk on it.  I went to sport store, bought all kinds of sole inserts, heel cups, and I even went to the doctor.  Diagnosis was “plantar fasciitis,” treatment was exercises and pain pills.  It got a little better, but nothing you’d want to live with.

Finally, Dr. Hawn suggested that he test me to see if I was a candidate for Orthotics.  I didn’t jump on that right away, but my foot wasn’t getting better, so eventually I had to try orthotics. I went to the office, got sized and ordered them.

What a difference!!!! I don’t know why I waited so long.  I have “NO” pain in my foot while playing tennis.  The orthotics took the pressure off my heel.  My foot is so much better today because of the othotics……was worth every dollar.  Thank you Dr. Hawn.”

Cynthia Harris

Low Back and Neck Spasms

“Dr. Chris has been my “go-to” chiropractor for more than twenty years I developed painful lower back and neck spasms after law school, due to years of intensive studying.  To cope with this  problem, I received regular chiropractic treatments which brought significant relief.

In my business I am either in meetings sitting down or in front of a computer for most of the day. This frequently aggravates my neck and back sensitivities.

I feel I can contact Dr. Chris at almost any time and he will be there to help. I always appreciate Dr. Chris’ honest opinions and candid advice about the natural remedies and supplements that benefit many symptoms.  Dr. Chris is down-to-earth, very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain the physiological reasons for your health issues.  I highly recommend Dr. Chris Hawn to anyone who wants to learn the natural way of how to get well and stay well.”

Diane Rifkin Esq.
Attorney Recruiter

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