Bulging Disc Pain Relief
Spinal discs offer cushion between the vertebrae, absorbing shock and protecting the spine. A variety of influences can cause spinal discs to flatten and bulge, impacting the spinal column and surrounding nerves. While some people can have a bulging disc without any symptoms, others can have back pain, numbness, weakness and tingling due to this spinal condition. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer relief from pain and other symptoms caused by bulging discs with our innovative treatment options.
Bulging discs often occur in the lumbar or lower back region, where the most pressure is put on the spinal discs. However, the discs in the neck and upper spine can also be impacted. Causes range from normal wear and tear through the aging process to injuries, genetics and lifestyle factors. Overweight individuals, smokers and those with a poor diet are more likely to incur a bulging disc, but this issue can happen to anyone at any age under the right circumstances.
What are the Symptoms of a Bulging Disc?
When a disc bulges, it presses outside the vertebrae and into the spinal column. This can press on nerves, causing pain. Usually, the pain, numbness and tingling radiate, affecting beyond the area of the bulging disc. Those with bulging discs in the lumbar region may have symptoms in the lower back, buttocks, hips and legs. Those in the neck region can cause neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain, tingling and numbness. Middle spine or thoracic bulging disc can cause discomfort in the torso or abdomen.
Our treatment for bulging discs at Allied Pain & Spine Institute involve conservative approaches to offer pain and discomfort relief. Physiotherapy, medications, chiropractic care and other methods can offer relief and improve symptoms without the need for surgery. Our spinal experts can create a treatment plan that is personalized for the individual, based on their specific medical condition and other factors. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.