Spinal decompression therapy can help with your herniated or bulging disc. This is a non-surgical treatment which can help care for your condition naturally.
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Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here, at Zenaptic Chiropractic.
I want to talk about disc bulges or disc herniation in the spine.
So, in between each vertebrae there are tiny shock absorbers, also known as the intervertebral disc. I look at them as sponges and inside of those sponges there is a jelly like substance. So, what can happen though is that jelly like substance that is inside, kind of like an egg yolk, would push out into the egg white and maybe crack the shell. That’s basically what a disc bulge or a disc herniation does.
So, if we look at the spine model, there are discs in between each vertebrae and if the vertebrae is out of alignment, or there’s been trauma, or there’s been trauma and misalignment and then gravity has lowered that spine over time, the disc can actually degenerate and herniate and bulge. And then the problem is that can put pressure on the nerves that come off, put pressure on the spinal cord and that can adversely affect things like muscle function, skin sensitivity (also known as paresthesia). You could get weakness, you could get loss of reflexes, and really the biggest thing that people come to see us for is they have lost their quality of life. They can’t sit, they can’t play with their kids, they can’t go grocery shopping, they can’t walk around the mall without excruciating back pain.
I recently had a guy who was taking eight Vicodin a day just to keep his pain level at a six out of ten, ten being the worst. So, what we do is look to see where this disc bulge could be causing your problem. One of the best ways to really see it is with an MRI. We have facilities that we work with that do great MRI’s, send us great reports, and we go over those with you and educate you on how do we correct the disc bulge. And really one of the big components with this thing is going to be loss of strength and loss of function in the posterior chain muscles in your spine, meaning the muscles in the back that hold you up from gravity.
So, there is a rehab protocol that goes along with the decompression and we have found has been very, very successful in alleviating people’s pains, and really the key is getting their life back. So, if you are suffering, you’ve been looking at surgery, you maybe have had surgery, got shots, somebody has said “Hey you got bulging”, maybe you’re just going to do pain management, you’ve tried other forms of therapy, let’s see if spinal decompression, spinal traction is right for you.
Schedule a consultation with us at our office (360) 260-6903. And what do you have to loose besides the pain that’s limiting your quality of life?
This is Dr. Troy at Zenaptic Chiropractic.