A disk is a round cushion that sits between each vertebra in the spine and acts as a shock absorber when you move. A slipped disk, also called a ruptured, bulging or herniated disk, is when the soft center of a disk squeezes through the dense outer layer of the disk. This applies pressure to a spinal nerve and causes inflammation, aches and pains in the back and neck.
Sometimes, your pain is severe enough that you go to the emergency room. Serving Elkhart County, Goshen Hospital Emergency Department can provide relief for a herniated disk in Goshen, IN. Our emergency physicians and nurses work together with our orthopedists to provide relief and a plan for healing.
For immediate medical care, call 911 or come to our emergency room at 200 High Park Ave.