Edmond Chiropractor & Spinal Decompression Therapy
A very common problem among many Americans are various types of disc problems. One of those common types of problems is called a bulging disc, or a disc protrusion. Sometimes, people have this problem without realizing it as the area doesn’t always show symptoms. Those that do feel pain do so when the bulging area begins pressing against a nearby nerve. This is when our Edmond chiropractor can help!
Symptoms of a pinched nerve caused by a bulging disc can be recognized by sending pain to travel to the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet. In the cervical spine, pain can emit from the neck, down to the arm and to the fingers. According to our Edmond chiropractor’s research, studies indicate that 90% of bulging discs occur in the lower back, or lumbar area, of the spine. Under certain circumstances even sciatic nerve pain can be a result of a bulging disc.
The many reasons bulging discs can occur vary, but it could be caused by any of the following:
- a person simply aging
- trying to exercise too strenuously
- someone having poor posture
- being overweight
For treatment of disc problems, our Edmond chiropractor has a goal to equalize pressure on the vertebras and decompress the disc to take pressure off of the nerve. This can be done through a series of carefully conducted spinal adjustments. Our Edmond chiropractor would gently locate the problem area and apply even pressure to the spine so that it can be moved back into proper alignment. You can also help maintain the adjustments by protecting your back when lifting heavy objects, maintaining good posture, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising with awareness of what your body can handle, yet working towards strengthening core muscles to support your body.
If you care about the health of your spine or you think you have a bulging disc problem, let us help decompress your spine. You can click here to make an appointment with our Edmond chiropractor!