Herniated and Bulging Discs
Intervertebral discs act like shock absorbers for your spine. Healthy discs are sponge-like and help keep your spine flexible.
A herniated disc is a disc that ruptures due to trauma. When a disc herniates, the outer shell tears and breaks open, allowing the jelly-like center of the disc to leak, irritating nearby nerves. Herniated discs oftentimes lead to low back pain symptoms and sciatica symptoms.
A bulging disc is a disc that has degenerated over time. It has not reached the point of herniation, but it’s structure is weakened substantially.
Although herniated discs and bulging discs can occur in any part of your spine, most occur in the lumbar spine (lower back) or cervical spine (neck). These discs can press on nerves causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the area of the body affected by that nerve.
Non-Surgical Solutions for Herniated & Bulging Discs
The information we gain from your consultation, exam and advanced imaging helps us determine if you are a candidate for care in our office. You can expect to have improved movement, decreased back pain and increased muscle strength. Rather than simply treating the symptoms, our doctors provide a long-term strategy to not only get the relief that you seek right away, but also prevent future spinal damage.
If you have had radiographs or MRIs taken before, please bring them with you to your appointment for our doctors to review. We see many patients that have failed other treatments such as prescription medications, physical therapy, and even surgery.
Don’t lose hope! We treat many patients successfully with our state-of-the-art spinal decompression technology and upper cervical care.
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