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Sycamore Chiropractor Talks about Bulging Discs

Sycamore Chiropractor Talks about Bulging Discs

Herniated or Bulging Discs

The concentric rings made from cartilage and other materials that are located between your vertebrae are known as discs. These discs provide a cushion between the vertebrae, preventing them from grinding against one another while your spine is moving. Sycamore chiropractors have very good results when treating this type of problem and this article will help to shed some light on the problem.

What is a Bulging Disc?

If you receive a diagnosis of a bulging disc, it means that a portion of one of your intervertebral discs is protruding past the outer edge of the vertebra. When this happens, the likelihood of the disc pressing on a nerve or other tissue increases. Bulging discs are common, and while they often remain asymptomatic, they do have the potential to cause debilitating pain in some cases.

A bulging disc can be caused by sports injuries or other trauma such as a bad fall or car accident. Regular aging can also cause a bulging disc because the outer portion of your discs can become weaker over time. When pressure from the center of a disc stretches to the outer perimeter, a bulging disc may be the result.

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of a bulging disc begin when the disc puts pressure on nerves in your spine. Almost 90% of bulging discs occur in the lumbar region of the back. In certain cases, pain can radiate from that area to your hips, buttocks, legs, and down to your feet. If you happen to have a bulging disc in your cervical spine, you may notice pain radiating downward from your neck through your arms and to your fingers. In a worst-case scenario, a bulging disc can cause severe pain that almost limits mobility completely.

Bulging Disc Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment for a bulging disc may include gentle spinal adjustment at the site of the problem and exercises. Each patient is treated as an individual and treatment plans are customized for maximum effectiveness. Usually, several sessions are required to ensure the disc is successfully improved back to where it needs to be and that the patient is making steady progress.

We hope this information helps you to make the best choice for your health.  Our chiropractic team at Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, Ltd. is here to assist you in any way we can.  Feel free to contact us today for more information

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