Understanding Bulging Discs And Chiropractic Treatment In Omaha NE

Understanding Bulging Discs and Chiropractic Treatment in Omaha NE

Chiropractic Model Of A Bulging Disk

The concentric rings made from cartilage and other materials located between your vertebrae are known as discs. These discs cushion the vertebrae, preventing them from grinding against one another as your spine moves. Chiropractors in Omaha NE have achieved excellent results in treating bulging discs, and this article aims to shed light on this common issue.

What Is a Bulging Disc?

A bulging disc occurs when a portion of one of your intervertebral discs protrudes past the outer edge of the vertebra. This condition can increase the likelihood of the disc pressing on a nerve or other tissue. While bulging discs are common and often asymptomatic, they can sometimes cause debilitating pain.

Causes of Bulging Discs in Omaha NE

Bulging discs can result from sports injuries, falls, or car accidents. Additionally, the natural aging process can weaken the outer portion of the discs, leading to a bulge when pressure from the disc's center stretches the outer perimeter.

Symptoms of a Bulging Disc

Symptoms begin when the bulging disc puts pressure on spinal nerves. Approximately 90% of bulging discs occur in the lumbar region. Pain may radiate from the lower back to the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet. In the cervical spine, pain can radiate from the neck through the arms and to the fingers. In severe cases, a bulging disc can cause significant pain and limit mobility.

Chiropractic Treatment for Bulging Discs

Chiropractic treatment for bulging discs often includes gentle spinal adjustments and targeted exercises. Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan to ensure the most effective outcomes. Typically, several sessions are necessary to improve the disc's condition and monitor the patient's progress.


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