Bulging Discs Explained

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bulging disc can occur for many reasons, but for the most part people who suffer pain from a bulging disc don’t really care how they got it, they simply need to ease the pain and return to life.

Where does the pain come from?
The pain comes from part of the disc touching the nerve that runs down the leg. It is this bulging disc that comes in contact with the nerve that runs down the leg and creates inflammation. This is felt as pain, and is sometimes called sciatica.

How does the disc come in contact with the nerve?
There are many reasons, but generally speaking the spine has been under some pressure and the disc simply gives way, the inner disc material protrudes outside of the disc, or it pushes into the outer layers of the disc which creates the bulge.

What can create pressure on a vertebral disc?
Heavy lifting (irrespective of lifting posture)
Sneezing/coughing
Bending/seating with sustained poor posture
The list goes on…

What can be done?
Well… surgery is an option but not a preferred one.
“Flexion Distraction Decompression” is the latest non surgical approach to bulging discs. A negative pressure is preformed within the disc causing it to retract back and remove the pressure from the nerve. Special tables and equipment are used to achieve this goal.

We understand that you might have many more questions about the pain your experiencing with your bulging disc. We are happy to discuss your options, and try to assist you to a pain free life. Give us a no obligation call -> click here to contact us now!

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