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What is a buldging disc?

The Discs in your spine are made up of a soft center jelly type substance surrounded by a tougher cartilagenous exterior. If enough pressure is created on the disc, the soft center can push through the exterior can create a buldge. Visualize pressing down on the top of a jelly donut and having the jelly in the middle start to protrude outward without completely dislodging from the donut itself. This buldge can be the origination of other conditions such as spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, spinal canal narrowing, numbness, and tingling.

What is the cause of a buldging disc?

Buldging discs are often caused by an undetected condition knows as a vertebral subluxation. This condition occurs when one or more of your spinal vertebra become misaligned and create an abnormal force on the disc causing it to weaken and lose its shape. Subluxations can occur for various reasons mainly physical, emotional, or chemical stress. It is of vital importance to maintain proper motion in your spine to allow essential fluids and nutrients to reach the spinal discs and prevent buldging, hernitation, and spinal degeneration.

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What Are the Symptoms of a bulding Disc?

Buldging disc symptoms can vary from no pain to severe pain.  Ironically, only 10% of the spinal nerves have to do with transmitting pain, therefore, you can have a buldging disc with no symptoms at all. Conversely, the buldge in the spinal disc can cause such irritation leading to severe nerve pain resulting in sciatica, leg pain, lower back pain, headaches, numbness, tingling, and even muscle weakness.

What are my treatment options?

Medical attention varies from physical therapy, spinal exercises, and even deep breathing postural exericse to cortisone shots and surgeries. The latter of these interventions can have severe side effects and often lead to more pain long term.  Studies have shown the effectiveness and safety of chiropractic care to address these conditions. (1) Of course, it is of utmost importance to find a well trained doctor of chiropractic to address your condition. We are experts in our office taking care of these conditions in a non-invasive, safe, and effective manner.

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