Bulging Discs: Care and Prevention
Dr. Sangiorgio at Makefield Chiropractic and Wellness Center treats a variety of health conditions, including bulging discs. If you are experiencing pain in your back or neck caused by a bulging disc and live in or around Newtown, we will provide the pain relief that you need.
Understanding Bulging Discs
Spinal discs are important structures that provide stability, shock absorption, and mobility within the spinal column. On the inside, the discs contain gel-like fluid. Outside, the discs are covered with durable fibers. A bulging disc occurs when something causes the disc to bulge outwards. This is different from a herniated disc, which happens when the inner gel-like fluid disc leaks out through a tear in the disc's outer layer. If left untreated, a bulging disc can eventually herniate, which is why seeking professional treatment at the earliest sign of a bulging disc is important.
Why Bulging Discs Occur
A bulging disc can lead to a variety of symptoms, especially if the disc bulge is large enough to compress the nearby structures like the nerve roots. The most common signs and symptoms of a bulging disc include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness in an arm or leg, back pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. The severity of these symptoms can vary from person to person.
The cumulative effects of repetitive trauma and age-related changes can increase the risk of a bulging disc. Other risk factors include excessive sitting, smoking, family history, and physical trauma, like an auto accident, sports injury, or a fall.
Our Newtown Chiropractor Treats Bulging Discs
When you visit Dr. Sangiorgio for help dealing with a bulging disc, the appointment will start with a thorough examination. We will create a treatment plan that is designed to provide pain relief and support the recovery process. Some of the treatment modalities that we use include:
- Non-invasive decompression therapy: Decompression helps retract a bulging disc back into optimal alignment and reduces pressure on the nearby nerves.
- Laser therapy: Pain-free light promotes tissue healing and anti-inflammation.
- Nutritional therapy: Optimize your disc healing with no-nonsense dietary counseling.
- Massage therapy: Ease your tissue tension and improve circulation for reduced pain.
- Corrective exercises: Prevent recurring problems by learning exercises that promote core stability and optimal posture.
Get Treatment for Your Bulging Disc in Newtown, PA
We provide a wide array of chiropractic services for Newtown and the surrounding area. Call our team at Makefield Chiropractic and Wellness Center today at (215) 860-9660 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.