Dr Cade (registered Chiropractor) and the team at Wellsure Chiropractic are experienced in diagnosing and treating people with varying degrees of disc bulges.
Disc bulges are also commonly referred to as herniated discs, and are most frequently found in the low back- however can still occur at any level of the spine (including neck and mid back). Disc bulges are tears or ruptures of the fibrocartilaginous material that surrounds the intervertebral disc (soft, jelly material between the vertebrae).
This condition can occur from trauma, spinal degeneration or from general wear and tear of everyday living.
Symptoms of disc bulges can range from a dull constant ache that is worse in the mornings, to a sharp, “grabbing” sensation within the area. People with this condition may also experience reduced flexibility and range of motion, and in severe cases- sharp, shooting pain or pins and needles down the arms or legs.
At Wellsure Chiropractic Caloundra we always recommend a thorough examination of the area to determine where your symptoms may be arising from. Neurological testing alongside an orthopaedic examination may be conducted to determine the best treatment for you.
Chiropractic Treatment for a disc bulge will depend on our examination findings, however may include manual adjustments alongside low force technique such as activator, blocking, soft tissue, spinal mobilisations and drop table technique.
If you wish to book with one of our experienced chiropractors at Wellsure Chiropractic, please call the clinic on (07) 5438 2008.