Bulging Disc Treatment Irvine CA
Bulging Disc Treatment
Bulging Disc Treatment in Irvine
Bulging discs (which are also sometimes called slipped discs, protrusions or protruding discs) are not as severe as herniated discs. Your vertebrae (and the nerves that pass between them from your spinal cord to the rest of your body) are cushioned by intervertebral discs. They have a tough outer layer and are filled with a shock-absorbing, jelly-like material. A disc may bulge beyond its normal boundaries for several reasons; if it bulges too far, it may pinch nerves, or even the spinal cord. This can cause radiating pain through the back, neck and into the arms or legs, depending on the location of the bulging disc. Bulging discs respond well to chiropractic treatment with our Irvine chiropractor Dr. John Lee and his team.
Our Chiropractor Can Help with Bulging Disc Pain Relief
The spine’s intervertebral discs are normally quite durable, but several things can cause them enough stress that they bulge and put pressure on the nerves, requiring treatment from our chiropractor:
Our doctors help patients preventing future disc problems by coaching you on exercises that bolster core strength and flexibility.
More about Protruding Disc Problems
Disc protrusion is another term often used to describe bulging discs. Normally, the fibrous outer covering of an intervertebral disc should be flush with the edges of the vertebrae. This enables the disc to provide cushion between the vertebrae, allowing nerves to pass through and do their jobs around the body. The outer disk covering also encases the shock-absorbing, jelly-like core (nucleus) of the disc.
Subluxations, injuries and other conditions can weaken and damage the outer covering. This causes the nucleus to bulge or protrude beyond its regular borders. In a protruding disc, the outer covering is still fully intact—if the protrusion is mild, you may not feel any pain. If the protrusion is severe, it can pinch nerves and cause radiating pain in areas of the body affected by those nerves.