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6 Signs You Need Bulging Disc Treatment (and How to Avoid Surgery)

Written By Community Health & Wellness Center on September 16, 2019

Woman with a disc bulgeMany people believe that after a certain age, chronic back pain is just a normal part of life – this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Chronic back pain isn’t “normal” at any age. It’s a sign of an underlying condition that needs treatment.

Could your pain be the result of a bulging disc? Here are a few signs to watch out for and how to find comprehensive – and non-surgical – bulging disc treatment through spinal decompression.

6 Signs of a Bulging Disc You Need to Know

Bulging, herniated, or ruptured discs can take years of poor posture or bad lifting to develop. Although 95% of bulging discs take place in the lower back, bulging discs in your cervical spine (neck) are not unheard of.

Keep an eye out for these signs:

  1. Pain between the shoulder blades – dull or sharp

  2. Pain in your lower back – dull or sharp

  3. Pain that radiates down through your arm or leg – especially during specific movements like coughing or sneezing

  4. Numbness or tingling in your arms, legs, hands, or feet

  5. Sciatica—electric-like pain that shoots through your hip down your leg

  6. Muscle weakness after the nerves become damaged

Comprehensive Spinal Decompression and Bulging Disc Treatment in Plantation, FL

Your experienced doctor at Community Health & Wellness Center will take x-rays and listen to your medical history before creating a personalized treatment plan.

While spinal manipulation is one of the most effective treatments for bulging discs, your doctor may also recommend non-surgical spinal decompression as part of your comprehensive treatment plan.

During a decompression treatment, you’ll lie on a special table with a strap around your waist. Your doctor will gradually adjust the table using a computer. The goal is to relieve pressure on your damaged discs which help realign the spine and jumpstart recovery.

Stop suffering from lower back pain. Schedule an appointment at Community Health & Wellness Center in Plantation, FL today by calling 954-370-7246.

Posted In: Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment Spinal Decompression Bulging Disc Treatment