Our Blogs

What Is A Disc (disk) Injury?

One of the more serious problems affecting the low back involves injury to the intervertebral discs, the dense ligamentous material found between the bones in your spine. This could take several forms, including disc tear, disc bulge, disc herniation, or disc degeneration. The different terms can be confusing, because some doctors use them interchangeably. However, each term has a different meaning, and the outlook for each condition can vary significantly.

To get a handle on your problem we need to name it correctly. Your doctors at CPTG are highly trained at making the right diagnosis of your disc problem and determining if it will respond to our treatment. In order to make a proper diagnosis, a thorough history and examination must be performed. The clinical examination is the most important step, because this allows us the grade the extent of any nerve irritation from a disc problem. Sometimes we will need to obtain an x-ray, MRI, CT scan, or nerve conduction test to completely understand the problem.

At Cole Pain Therapy Group, we partner with each patient, using physical examination findings and diagnostic tests to make informed decisions about how best to meet each patients goals.


Step 1

Call today to schedule your convenient appointment.

Step 2

Pre-register your important health information on your phone or computer to save time.

Step 3

Meet your new doctor for a customized plan and start moving toward your goal!

Discover how we may help!

We are the Memphis area’s top-rated chiropractic group, providing you with gentle chiropractic care, dry needle therapy, exercise therapy, and therapeutic massage.

cole pain therapy group

2845 Summer Oaks Dr, Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 377-2340

Life Shouldn't Hurt!

You Deserve To Feel Great. We Can Help!
Your go-to Chiropractor in Memphis, TN

cole pain therapy group

Dr. Richard L. Cole, DC, DACNB, DAIPM, FIACN, FICC
Dr. Jeffrey D. Luebbe, DC, CCRD, CCSP
Dr. W. Steven Vollmer, DC, DAAPM
Dr. Bradford J. Cole, DC, MS, CSCS
Dr. J. Colby Poston, DC
2845 Summer Oaks Dr., Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 377-2340

Monday – Friday:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday :
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Walk-ins are Welcome!

© 2024 Cole Pain Therapy Group, All Rights Reserved

Scroll to Top