Back pain is a common ailment for adults, as many causes are to blame for such pain, bulging discs play a huge role in why many faces such pain in their back. Some refer to discs as “slipped” however a disc cannot slip but rather it bulges which is ultimately what causes the pain.
How To Think About A Bulging Disc
When thinking of a bulging disc, think of a balloon filled with a liquid and when it’s squeezed it forms a bubble. This bulging disc is like a bubble located on the vertebrae that have not yet broken open.
Discs are exactly the right size to fit between your vertebrae so when a disc bulges, it extends outside the space it should normally occupy and can push into nerves in your spinal column.
Many bulging discs go undetected through the aging process until an injury provokes the pain from occurring. Sometimes, all it takes is a twist in the wrong direction or a hard sneeze and that bulging disc that laid quiet for years begins to cause trouble with range of motion as well as increased pain levels in the back.
However, even though the injury may cause the bulging disc to show its true colors and wreak havoc on the back, chiropractic care can treat the symptoms associated with the pain as well as provide other added benefits.
Every patient is different as is their health needs so treatment plans should be centered around the patient’s individual needs. Our Atlanta chiropractors examine diagnostic scans as well as compiling a complete health history to ensure that we have the best picture of who you are as a patient to provide the best treatment options.
Being mindful of your posture while you are standing, sitting, and even sleeping can go along way for your spine and back health. Avoid improper lifting, take breaks when sitting for long periods and try to avoid sleeping on your stomach. Making these few simple changes can greatly improve the function of your spine.
Build Up The Core
Strengthening your core muscles can help to heal as well as serve as a prevention tool to avoid future damage to your spine. Engaging in activities such as yoga and Pilates can help to build up those muscles as well as serving as a healthy dose of exercise which is good for your overall health.
If you suffer from bulging discs and other back-related injuries, our Atlanta chiropractors can find you the relief you have been looking for. Contact us today at (404) 889-8828 for more information.