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5 Signs You Have a Bulging Disc

Written By Absolute Chiropractic & Rehab on November 22, 2019

Man with back pain Do you have backaches or nerve pain, but don’t know what is causing it?

There is a chance that your back pain is a bulging disc that needs treatment. 

Here you will learn what a bulging disc is, what to look for, and how to treat your injury with chiropractic help.

What are Bulging Discs?

Spinal discs are pieces of cartilage that sit between the vertebrae to cushion the spine and eliminate friction. 

The spinal discs have a tough, outer layer of cartilage on the outside, and softer cartilage on the inside. Bulging discs happen when the outer later cracks – causing the soft layer of cartilage to bulge. Bulging discs are often caused by mere wear and tear on the spine and age.

5 Signs to Look For When You Think You Have a Bulging Disc

When spinal discs bulge, they often suppress nerves in the spine – which is what causes pain and discomfort. Here are 5 signs of a bulging disc:

  • You have neck, shoulder, and upper and lower back pain
  • You have an inability to move your body without pain
  • You have numbness or loss of feeling in the arms, legs, or neck
  • You have reduced range of motion when moving your neck or upper body
  • Your pain feels nerve-like, not muscle-like

If you experience any or all these symptoms, you most likely have a bulging disc. Fortunately, there is hope! The professionals at Absolute Chiropractic and Rehab want to offer you the best bulging discs treatment in the Hurst area. 

Spinal Decompression For Your Bulging Disc Treatment

One method of treating bulging discs is through spinal decompression.

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive procedure that helps align the spinal cord – taking the pressure off your bulging disc for pain relief. The procedure is simple. Lay on a computer-operated table, your chiropractor will adjust the table until your pain has diminished.

Dr. Rick Bartlett and Dr. Steven Reed Anderson D.C. will guide you through the spinal decompression procedure and suggest different stretches and exercises to further your bulging disc healing.  

If you are interested in learning more about bulging discs treatment or spinal decompression, feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment, or call 817-428-0801.

Posted In: Chiropractic Disc Treatment