Ruptured or Herniated Disk

Let’s discuss the anatomy of the spine to learn more about a herniated disk.

The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae, each with a disk in between to act as a cushion or a shock absorber and to prevent the vertebrae from rubbing against each other. The outer layer of a disk is called the annulus which is a tough fibrous tissue that attaches between each vertebra.

Jerri Neeley Fights Bulging Disks and Neuropathy

Jerri Neeley and her husband, John, have both been patients at our Shelbyville clinic.  Unfortunately, Jerri has three bulging disks in her neck that become aggravated at least once a year which causes extreme pain and TMJ from grinding her teeth at night through the pain.  It also causes her ear, neck, and shoulder pain,


Scoliosis is a diagnosis referring to the lateral curvature of the spine seen most often in the thoracic or lumbar region. The lateral curvature can be accompanied by a rotational abnormality. A diagnosis can be idiopathic, secondary to a congenital deformity, secondary to pain, or secondary to degeneration.

Scoliosis can be either static (structural) or dynamic (non-structural).