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Bulging discs

There’s no feeling like it.  You are bent over, completely buckled by the intensity of it.  A bulging disc – whether new or old – can turn your world upside down.  Sometimes it’s a frustrating distraction, drawing you away from being able to remain present.  When it’s flaring up, it can become the only thing you are able to focus on, entirely consuming your capacity to think and function.

We’ve got a lot of experience with disc bulges (whether in the lower back or neck), and a broad understanding of the implications on your quality of life.  We’re equipped and ready to help you heal naturally.

The two most important things you need to know about bulging or herniated discs are:

  1. they can heal (i.e. you are not stuck with it for life)
  2. they are not always the underlying cause of your pain

Disc bulges are surprisingly common.  More than one third of the adult population will have an asymptomatic disc bulge at any given time 1.

That is, for every 10 adults you see at least three to four of them have a disc bulge that they likely do not know about because they have no associated pain or discomfort.

… and that’s what makes disc bulges a confusing topic for most!  A bulging or herniated disc is not always the underlying cause of pain.

The good news inside that fact is that if you have a disc bulge and somewhere along the pathway you’ve been lead to believe that it is the cause of your pain and that it cannot heal or won’t ever fully improve… you might have a brighter outlook to see.

There are four main types of disc bulge, ranging from minimal to severe:

  1. Bulging
  2. Herniated
  3. Extrusion or Rupture
  4. Sequestration

Bizarrely, the worse the bulge, the better it heals! i.e. a sequestration will heal more than a bulge will.

A diagram showing the different types of disc abnormalities.

Careful chiropractic adjustments provided by skilled and experienced chiropractors can be a very effective method for reducing the pain and dysfunction associated with disc bulges and herniations. Restoring full and proper motion to the spinal joints at the level of the injured disc, as well as above and below, is critical for complete healing and rehabilitation.

Our thorough assessment protocols aim to identify the exact cause of your pain, what role a potential disc bulge is playing and identify whether our signature care is appropriate for you. We utilise unique functional X-rays – where clinically indicated – allowing us to immediately look deeper and uncover the underlying cause of your pain or problem.

The information we gather at your initial consultation allows us to select the most effective technique, ensuring we are delivering gentle, accurate and results-driven chiropractic care that is tailored to your specific needs.

References 1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4464797/
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