If you suffer from a bulging disc, you can develop severe pain in your back or neck. You may also develop numbness, tinging, and other challenging symptoms. But, never fear: Easley Spine and Disc in Easley, South Carolina, has the latest cutting-edge solutions for you. Adam Gentry, DC, EP, offers a wide range of state-of-the-art solutions for pain and other symptoms of a bulging disc. No need for surgery or addictive medication to feel better, just reach out to get natural pain relief by calling the office or booking online now.
Discs are the small pads between each of your spinal vertebrae. Your discs have a tough outer layer and jellylike insides. Normally, your discs simply stay in place and help maintain spinal function, but excessive pressure can force the insides of your discs to bulge out, which is called a bulging disc.
When the jelly center of your disc bulges out, it tears the tough outer fibrous disc shell, forcing it into your spinal canal. This, in turn, causes nerve root compression. The gel leaked from the middle of your disc can also trigger inflammation and swelling to make the nerve root compression even worse. This combines to cause some serious pain and range-of-motion issues.
A bulging disc usually happens you make unusual rotational movements. For example, a side-to-side movement in which you bend at a bad angle is more likely to cause disc herniation than jumping and landing squarely on your feet.
Bulging discs can also be related to natural disc degeneration over time. As you age, your discs are more vulnerable to injury and damage, which makes it easier to injure yourself with something as small as a bad movement.
Often, a multipronged treatment approach gives you the fastest pain relief and quickest return to full function. Dr. Gentry, DC, designs a plan just for your situation and recovery needs. Some of the powerful noninvasive treatment options include:
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is up to 89% successful in relieving pain associated with bulging or herniated discs. Spinal decompression treatment induces negative pressure within your discs. This pulls bulges and herniations back into place, thereby relieving the pressure on your spinal nerves. After nonsurgical spinal decompression, your pain and other symptoms can abate quite quickly.
The deep tissue laser is a state-of-the-art treatment that helps your damaged tissue heal from the inside out. The safe and effective FDA-cleared laser accelerates disc healing, enhances nerve function, relieves inflammation, and improves circulation around your disc.
Chiropractic care restores the natural balance of your spine. Dr. Gentry, DC, gently positions your spine properly, which relieves nerve root pressure and allows your bulging disc to return to its proper position between your vertebrae.
You may also benefit from other treatment protocols, like physical therapy modalities. Dr. Gentry, DC, is here to help you recover from your bulging disc using the latest technological advances, so call Easley Spine and Disc, or request an appointment online today.