Bulging Disc

Bulging Disc Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Lexington 

A bulging disc is an expansion of the flexible cartilage that normally sits between and cushions the vertebrae of the spine. When it pushes outward, it can press on nerves. Bulging discs are actually very common, but not all people with them experience symptoms. However, if you do have symptoms, treatment from our chiropractor in Lexington can be very effective.

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Common Causes of Bulging Discs

It is not entirely understood what causes bulging discs. Because a high percentage of older people have them, with or without symptoms, aging is believed to be a major cause. Wear and tear on the discs occurs throughout life, and the worn-down discs of older people are more prone to bulging out from between the vertebrae.

Besides aging, there are other factors believed to contribute to the risk of having a bulging disc:

  • Poor posture
  • Spending a lot of time sitting
  • Improper lifting
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Injuries to the spine
  • Degenerative bone diseases like osteoarthritis

Symptoms of a Bulging Disc

Many people with bulging discs have no symptoms at all. Of those who do have symptoms, back pain is the most common one. However, because the bulging disc presses on nerves that supply feeling to various parts of the body, it is possible to have symptoms almost anywhere:

  • Pain along any part of the spine
  • Pain in the limbs and extremities
  • Numbness and weakness
  • Tingling in the arms, legs, hands or feet
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Trouble moving

Sometimes your chiropractor in Lexington will be able to tell where in your back the bulging disc is likely to be based on where you are experiencing symptoms. Bulging discs are much more common in the lumbar region, which is why the need for low back pain treatment is so common. This is thought to be because the vertebrae higher up the spine are either held in place by the ribcage (mid and higher back) or do not take as much strain (neck).

Low Back Pain Treatment and Other Chiropractic Help for Bulging Discs

Chiropractic care is known to be an effective low back pain treatment for bulging discs. Chiropractic treatment focuses on relieving the pressure from the bulging disc, which reduces the impingement of the nerves. Most bulging discs heal in a few months, but chiropractic care can relieve pain, speed up healing, and help prevent future problems.

Unfortunately, once you have had one back problem, you are at greater risk of having more. Our chiropractor can help you avoid these issues by making sure that your spine is aligned correctly, advising you on lifestyle choices that may affect the health of your back, and teaching you corrective exercises to help strengthen the muscles around the spine. Preventative measures such as these may make the difference between repeated back problems and a one-time injury that heals well.

Call Lynch Chiropractic Center, Your Chiropractor in Lexington, KY

Lynch Chiropractic Center in Lexington, KY, has over 30 years of experience serving the community. Low back pain treatment and other bulging disc symptoms are common reasons for showing up at our chiropractor in Lexington. We treat patients with an individually-focused, holistic wellness plan that helps you heal and remain strong. To benefit from our experience and expertise, call (859) 266-1999 today.


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