5 Signs You Need Bulging Disc Treatment
Sometimes symptoms of a bulging disc are obvious because they force you to stop working or hiking your favorite Colorado Springs trail.
Other times, you may not realize you need bulging disc treatment until the symptoms become unbearable. Fortunately, spinal decompression offers a natural, effective, and non-invasive alternative to risky surgery.
5 Signs of a Herniated or Bulging Disc You Need to Know
Your spine’s discs between your delicate vertebrae function as little shock absorbers.
When you’re young, your discs and spine are extremely flexible and resilient. With age, however, your soft tissues lose collagen and elasticity. Years of poor posture and wear take their toll and discs slip out of place.
On its own, a bulging, herniated, or damaged disc won’t cause pain, but it might pinch nerves or trigger muscle spasms – which can both be extremely painful or even debilitating.
Here are a few signs you’re suffering from a bulging disc:
- Back pain; typically on one side of your body
- Pain that gets worse with standing, sitting, twisting, or walking
- Muscle weakness
- Tingling, numbness, or burning in your back or extremities
- Sciatica: shooting pain from one buttock down through your thigh
Bulging Disc Treatment and Spinal Decompression in Colorado Springs
During your appointment, you’ll lie on a special table with a strap around your waist. Dr. Ammon Jacobson will use a computer to gradually adjust the table which stretches your back and relieves built-up pressure between your discs.
By reducing pressure, oxygen, blood, and nutrients can enter your discs and vertebrae to stimulate natural healing. Dr. Ammon will also suggest home stretches, exercises, and posture tips to strengthen your back muscles and improve mobility to avoid future problems.
Don’t wait for your back pain to get worse! Schedule an appointment at Smith Chiropractic today by calling 719-390-5404.