What is a Bulging Disc?
It takes a period of time to develop a bulging disc. Bulging discs don’t always cause pain so they may only be found during routine testing or a diagnostic image test. Generally, patients with a bulging disc experience less pain than those with a herniated disc, unless the bulging disc becomes herniated or extends beyond a nerve. Bulging discs usually only because a problem if it causes pain or ruptures. Though bulging discs are mostly common in the back, they sometimes appear in the neck area. If pain occurs in the lower back, it may also happen in the legs.
Chiropractic Care for Bulging Disc
Some people may seek chiropractic care as treatment for their bulging disc. Patients who aren’t experiencing extreme pain can seek a chiropractor’s care instead of undergoing surgery. To treat a bulging disc, the chiropractor will perform a gentle spinal manipulation to realign the spine and reduce the amount of pressure on the spinal area. Typically, this procedure will relieve pain for many patients. If patient does not respond to chiropractic care after 12 treatment sessions, then he/she should seek alternative options. Back surgery can relieve severe pain caused by dense muscles that can lead to herniated disc.
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