In general, vertebral discs do not spontaneously herniate, nor do they give all at once post-trauma. Disc herniations normally occur over time due to bad biomechanics surrounding the joint. Poor posture, imbalances in muscle tone, and articular dysfunction around the joint can all play a part in chronic mechanical problems that can eventually result in disc degeneration and/or herniation. As chiropractors, we are trying to correct such mechanical problems and improve joint function. In so doing, we are attempting to remove pressure from any nerves that are being affected by the condition.
It is possible that chiropractic can resolve your condition; however, it is more likely that you will have to do adjunctive therapy also.
Hedie Adamous D.C.