Slipped/Bulging Disc Treatment

Slipped/Bulging Disc Treatment

A ‘slipped’ or bulging disc or disc herniation is a common cause of low back pain, hip pain, and buttock pain. Sometimes you can even get true sciatica all the way to your foot, pins, and needles in your legs or ‘restless legs’ at night.
The term ‘slipped’ disc is actually a misnomer as the disc is very firmly attached to the bone above and the bone below (the vertebrae) and cannot slip. But the disc can get weak and stretched causing the bones to slip with great strain on the disc.

This slip or bulge can press directly on the spinal nerves or even on the spinal cord which can cause pain or pins and needles in the places where those nerves go. And the stretched or bulging disc themselves can really hurt.

What’s important to understand is that rarely does a disc get damaged like this for no reason. It usually results from long-term abnormal stresses on the disc such as a kink from some old injury or a bad posture habit.
It’s a bit like if the wheel alignment of your car is out, the tyres will wear out really fast and you can have a blowout. Then you have to fix the tyre but if you don’t sort the alignment, the problem will just come back. In the same way, it’s important to help your disc to heal but you have to work on the overall alignment of the spine to stop the problem from recurring.

Our approach is to first get you relief and get you back to work but also to assess your posture, take x-rays if indicated and look to fix the underlying misalignment that caused your problem in the first place.

Whether it’s your hip, shoulders, back or neck, let us help you with effective pain relief techniques

Dr. Chad offers great expertise across other pain treatment areas aside from the neck, including the shoulders, hips, arms, legs and more. We may also be able to assist you with headache treatment. So whether you’re a local resident in Brendale or reside in the neighboring Port Hills suburbs of Sumner, Redcliffs, Mt Pleasant, Ferrymead or Heathcote be sure to Book a consultation at Chiropractor For Life with Dr. Chad for effective pain relief today.