There are small discs that cushion the vertebrae that make up the spine in your back. These round and flat discs have a tough outer layer which surrounds the nucleus, a jelly-like substance. These discs act as shock absorbers between the bones of the spine and provide protection.
Herniated or bulging disc is a spinal condition in which the element of a disc nucleus protrudes or bulges out tearing the tough outer layer and enters the spinal canal. It moves out of the average spine radius. Generally, these herniated discs are in the early degeneration stage. The space in the spinal canal is limited due to which it cannot adjust both the spinal nerve and herniated disc fragment. This displacement results in placing pressure on the spinal nerves which produce severe pain in most cases.
A patient suffering from this condition may not be even aware of the condition until the protruding disc exerts pressure on the nerves within the spinal column. This triggers excruciating back pain. The herniated or bulging disc condition causes severe pain and loss in the range of motion, depending on its location on the spinal cord.
Herniated or bulging disc can happen in any spinal part; however, it commonly affects the lower back (Lumbar spine) and neck (cervical spine). The pain is often experienced in the area in which the spine is affected.
Aging, trauma, and injury to the spine can cause bulging or herniated disc disease. Moreover, repetitive body movements, improper lifting technique, sports activities, physical trauma, and unhealthy lifestyle can also contribute to bulging or herniated disc.
Some people may be more susceptible to developing herniated disc and may suffer the problem at several points along their spine.
Depending on the herniated disc size and position, the symptoms of herniated or bulging disc condition varies greatly. If the herniated or bulging disc is not placing pressure on the spinal nerve, then the patient may have lower back pain or no pain. If it is placing pressure on the spinal nerve, then the patient may feel pain, weakness in certain body areas or numbness.Other common signs of bulging or herniated disc usually originate at the bulging disc location and may move along the affected spinal nerves. These include neck and back pain, leg and arm pain, stiffness in the back and spine tenderness.
As your partner in spinal care and treatment, our expert at Precision Spinal Care carry out spinal adjustments using the latest techniques, which help patients get relief from the herniated/bulging disc pain. X-rays are taken before performing the treatment to locate the exact point of herniated or bulging disc. As the focus of NUCCA correction is to align the spine in its neutral and balanced position, our NUCCA technique help reduces the pressure on the spine and realign it.
Through our advanced NUCCA spinal care chiropractic techniques, we also address the source of the pain for speedy healing.
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