Disc herniation occurs when the cushion that sits between the spinal vertebra is pushed outside its normal position. Herniated discs can occur in the neck or back regions of the spine. A disc is an elastic-like substance that acts like a cushion between the vertebrae. They act as buffers to absorb shock from our daily movements (like shocks for a car). The disc has a center region filled with liquid called the nucleus. Based on the severity of the injury Chiropractic care can help to heal disc injuries and aid the disc back into proper positioning. Chiropractic care has had much success on herniated discs through gentle traction adjustments.