Technically a disc can't slip. The intervertebral disc is a pad of cartilage-type material between each spinal bone. Each disc serves as a shock absorber to allow normal movement. Trauma or injury to the spine can cause discs to tear, bulge, or worse, rupture. This can be quite painful, putting pressure on the nerve roots and spinal cord. Many patients have avoided needless surgery or dependency on drugs simply by choosing chiropractic care for their disc related health problems.