Can Chiropractic Treatment Help with Bulging Discs?
Can chiropractic treatment help with bulging discs?
Answer: Yes, your chiropractor is capable of helping to treat your bulging disc.
What is a Bulging Disc?
A spinal disc is a small structure within the spine – when a disc is bulging, the outer layer of the disc stays intact but is bulging out in a spot where the outer wall of the disc has weakened. A bulging disc can cause many painful symptoms including the following:
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness in the hands or feet
- Tingling in the legs
- Radiating pain
- Neck pain
Where the bulged disc is located will affect which symptoms a patient may experience. Your chiropractor will be able to help diagnose a bulging disc with a physical exam and by taking your medical history – additional tests may be required such as an MRI if the chiropractor feels it is necessary.
Chiropractic Treatments for Bulging Disc
Your chiropractor will start by looking at the spine as a whole – this will help to determine if there are other areas affected by the bulging disc, and to treat your pain properly. They will then use a variety of adjustment methods to address the joint restriction and disfunction. Chiropractic treatment will help to relieve the symptoms of a bulged disc, and will help to get your body feeling back to normal.
Chiropractic treatments for bulging discs are completely safe and very effective. Speak with your chiropractor today if you feel you may be suffering from a bulging disc – they will be able to come up with a treatment plan tailored to your needs.