Your discs are a medium between your vertebrae which provides structure and cushion from bone to bone contact. Made up of a cartilaginous outer ring with a gel like center, discs are just one of the areas that Maple Grove chiropractors specialize in treating with great results. This article is meant to inform you with information on bulging discs and how you can find proper treatment at Total Spine Health & Injury Center.
What is a Bulging Disc?
A bulging disc is when your disc is expanding out of your spine. This condition results in nerve irritation or tissue inflammation. A common condition, bulging discs can either show a lack of symptoms or severe pain. Common causes of bulging discs include sports injuries, traumatic incidents or aging of your body and discs. Pressure from the inner area of a disc being expanded to the outer area will often cause a bulging disc.
What Are the Symptoms?
First, your disc will apply pressure to your nerves, 90 percent of the time in your lumbar region, then symptoms will follow. Some instances have been known to produce pain that can spread to the buttocks, hips and even your feet. A bulging disc in the cervical spine can result in pain throughout the neck, arms and hands. In severe cases, a bulging disc can result in lack of mobility.
Bulging Disc Chiropractic Treatment
Careful spinal adjustments and exercise plans are possible treatments for bulging discs offered by chiropractic. Every patient is different and requires specialized treatment to produce the best results. Several appointments are necessary, in most cases, to ensure the disc is in the correct place and healing properly.
Our chiropractic team at Total Spine Health & Injury Center can help you overcome your bulging disc, so don’t hesitate to call us today!