Herniated Disc and Bulging Disc Treatment
If you've been suffering from lower back pain, numbness and tingling, and shooting pain to the lower extremities, these can all indicate the presence of a herniated disc or bulging disc. These conditions can be debilitating and can prevent you from completing even the most basic activities.
At Elite Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, CA, we can make it our mission to help you recover from a herniated disc and bulging disc symptoms. Read on below to find out more about how we can help treat these conditions and help you feel relief.
What Is a Bulging Disc?
Your spine is composed of a neatly stacked column of vertebrae and soft discs in between these vertebrae. These discs act as a cushion, and are composed of two parts:
- The nucleus pulposus, which is the liquid in the middle of the disc
- The annulus fibrosus, which is the layer surrounding the disc
When a disc begins to bulge, it sags and resembles a flattened ball, compressing the nerves inside the spinal canal. Bulging discs may be caused by age-related degeneration, and it occurs over time. You can feel a gradual onset of symptoms such as:
- Pain in legs, lower back, and buttocks
- Inability to walk
What Is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc is like a bulging disc, but the difference is a herniated disc has a tear in the annulus fibrosus. When this happens, there is a sudden onset of pain that can take weeks to heal from.
As the liquid inside the disc seeps out, this can cause sudden pain and compression of the nerves in the spinal canal.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
A chiropractor on our team can provide bulging and herniated disc treatment through spinal decompression therapy. This can help put bulging discs back into place using negative pressure, as well as help herniated discs by gently stretching the spine and taking pressure off compressed surrounding nerves.
Other physical exercises can help strengthen the spine and the muscles of the back to prevent future occurrences of bulging and herniated disc. A chiropractor on our team will help determine the best treatment for you by conducting a physical exam and examining your progress during treatment.
Find Relief from a Herniated Disc or Bulging Disc with Help from a Chiropractor on Our Team
At Elite Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we want to help you find the relief you deserve from bulging and herniated disc. Call us at (310) 880-1695 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Beverly Hills, CA!