Bulging and herniated discs can impact your daily life
Chiropractor treats bulging and herniated discs for Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, MO residents without putting patients through painful, and sometimes expensive surgery. Bulging and herniated discs are an issue many people across the United States face. These issues can impact your daily life and make it difficult to work and participate in activities you enjoy. Proper treatment can relieve symptoms and help you get back to life’s activities.
Bulging and herniated discs are two separate problems
Though often referred to together, a bulging disc and a herniated disc are two different issues. The discs in your spine are made of a hard exterior, with a gel like interior. When you have a bulging disc, the cushion, or disc, between the vertebrae start to push out. It is most common that it starts to push out towards the back. When it pushes out far enough, it can put pressure on the nerves in your back and cause pain.
A herniated disc, often called a slipped disc, occurs when the exterior shell of the disc cracks and the softer interior starts to leak out. Similar to the bulging disc, this can lead to increased pressure on the nerves in the spine. These can occur both in the back and the neck.
Chiropractors can provide relief from these issues
Your chiropractor at Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center, has a variety of treatment options available that can relieve your pain and correct these issues. But first, they’ll need to diagnose theses problems at the cause of your pain.
Your chiropractor will ask you about your symptoms and how long, and when, you experience them. Common symptoms of bulging and herniated discs include pain that radiates into your arms and legs, numbness and tingling, and back and neck pain.
Once the cause of your pain is diagnosed, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that stabilizes your spine to not only ease symptoms but help prevent disc issues from recurring. Decompression is often used to relieve these symptoms, but electric stimulation, adjustments, massage, and other treatment options may also be used.
Once the issue has been treated, your chiropractor will also give you exercises and stretches you can do on your own to help prevent the issue from coming back.
Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, MO residents who struggle with back pain or neck pain stemming from bulging or herniated discs can find relief from a chiropractor. With many treatment options available to them, your chiropractor will relieve your pain and treat the underlying cause. To learn more about how we treat herniated or bulging discs, or to make an appointment, contact our office today.