A bulging disc is no laughing matter. In fact, avoiding surgery often depends on whether you can stand the pain. And while medication can be helpful, it won’t fix the problem.
There are better options, like McKenzie Therapy, Chiropractic, and Active Release Techniques. They’re easy and effective, and can speed up relief and help your discs heal properly. Best of all, they’re covered by insurance.
If you have pain from a bulging or herniated disc, give Dr. Keith McGahey of Eastside Chiropractic Group a call. He’s been helping people with disc pain get relief since 1998, and chances are he can help you too!
What Is A Bulging Disc, Anyway?
The bones of the spine are separated by round discs that sit between each of the bones. These discs have a tough outer covering, and a soft jelly-like material on the inside. They act as cushions between the bones of the spine, and help keep the spine flexible. A bulging disc occurs when the inner material starts to push through that tough outer covering.
A bulging disc can put pressure on spinal nerves, causing pain. It can also lead to numbness, tingling and pain in the arms of legs. Bulging discs are more common in the lower back, but can occur in the neck with a whiplash injury or neck strain.
What Causes A Bulging Disc?
While lifting is a common cause of a bulging disc, aging is almost always a factor. As you get older, the discs in your spine lose their elasticity and become weak. When the disc is placed under too much stress, the material inside the disc can push on this weakened area, causing a bulging disc.
One of the most common causes of a bulging disc in the lower back is lifting. In fact, any combination of bending, lifting and twisting can cause a bulging disc in the lower back. In the neck, one of the most common causes is whiplash injury.
Bulging Disc Symptoms- More Than Just Pain
In most cases, you can expect to have pain where your disc is bulging. But if it happens to irritate nearby nerves, you can expect to feel that pain spread. In the neck, a bulging disc can cause pain, numbness and tingling in your upper back, shoulder, arm and hand. In your lower back, symptoms can spread to your buttocks, legs and feet. Most people know this as sciatica.
Pain from a bulging disc usually changes with activity. In the lower back, sitting or standing can be painful. Even simple things like putting on your shoes and socks can be quite painful. In the neck, a bulging disc can make driving, using a computer, and even just turning your head difficult.
Bulging Disc Treatment That Works!
If you’re tired of suffering with disc pain, a combination of McKenzie Therapy, Chiropractic and Active Release can have you feeling better quickly. In fact, McKenzie therapy is specifically for disc injuries, and gets great results.
Chiropractic treatment can improve spinal mobility, while Active Release can help decrease pain and muscle spasm in the affected area. This combination of therapies can get you out of pain faster, and that means a quicker return to the activities you enjoy.
Ready To End Your Disc Pain?
If you have a bulging or slipped disc, Dr. McGahey can help. Chiropractors are well trained in treating bulging discs and other disc injuries. And when that treatment is combined with advanced therapies like McKenzie therapy and Active Release, the results are even better. In fact, most people start to feel relief in just a few visit.
Get Help Now!
Dr. McGahey has been helping people with disc pain since 1998, and chances are he can help you too! No referral is necessary and most insurance is accepted.
What are you waiting for? Call or click to schedule an appointment with Dr. McGahey and start feeling better.