Bulging Disc Treatment in Blue Springs
Although there are many things that can cause back pain, bulging discs are one of the more common causes. This type of disc problem can end up causing considerable discomfort in some cases. At Tucker Chiropractic in Blue Springs, we offer treatment to relieve the symptoms of a bulging disc.
Causes of a Bulging Disc
A bulging disc occurs when a spinal disc moves out of position gradually, and the material inside it causes a bulging effect. This usually affects discs in the lower back, especially as they become weaker due to the aging process or damaged from wear and tear. You can develop a bulging disc if you have degenerative disc disease, spinal injuries, poor posture or disc deterioration due to overuse. Your risk of having a bulging disc is also higher if you are overweight, have a family history of this condition or play contact sports.
Symptoms of a Bulging Disc
A bulging disc usually does not cause any noticeable problems to occur at first. However, it can end up causing disc herniation or pain and other symptoms if it presses on a nerve. Some of the symptoms that can occur with a bulging disc include pain or a tingling sensation in your back. Depending on where the disc is, you might also have pain and tingling in your flank and leg, neck, shoulder, arm or hand. A bulging disc can also cause muscle spasms in your lower back.
Diagnosing a Bulging Disc
If you have back pain, our chiropractor will conduct a physical exam and have imaging tests done if needed. You will be asked about your symptoms, such as how severe they are or whether they limit your range of motion or get worse with certain movements. Imaging tests, such as X-rays, show where damage has occurred and how much there is.
Treatment for a Bulging Disc in Blue Springs
Bulging discs can become herniated discs without proper care and treatment. In order to avoid this or to relieve discomfort caused by a bulging disc, our chiropractor in Blue Springs offers spinal adjustments and other kinds of treatments. Spinal adjustments bring your discs into the right alignment, which can help ease pain and tingling associated with bulging discs. Realigning your bulging disc also helps promote healing, which lowers the risk of having symptoms return. You might also benefit from learning corrective exercises to do at home in order to maintain muscle strength and flexibility.
Contact Our Blue Springs Chiropractor
If you have a bulging disc that is causing back pain, please contact Tucker Chiropractic to schedule an appointment. Our Blue Springs chiropractor provides spinal adjustments and other treatments that can help ease the pain.