Bulging Disc Treatments in West Bloomfield, MI
Back pain is something we will all likely deal with at some point in our lives, and it doesn’t have to come from a specific incident like a car accident. The pain can build over time to the point until we finally notice it. Our first instinct might be to ignore it, hoping it will go away. However, if it starts to affect how we live our daily lives, it’s time to seek professional help.
What is a bulging disc?
There are several conditions that can cause back pain and it’s easy for patients to become confused when it comes to terminology, symptoms, and treatments. Normally, the discs in our back occupy the space between the vertebrae. They provide a cushion as we use our spines when we exercise or simply bend and twist our bodies. A bulging disc is one that has stretched and moved beyond the normal space between each pair of vertebrae.
Your chiropractor will assess your situation and provide a treatment plan that will address your whole body, and not just target one symptom. A bulging disc treatment plan may include spinal adjustments which will bring your spine back into alignment, helping to relieve the pressure on the affected disc. Stretching and exercise movements can also be prescribed to help relieve pain and increase the range of motion.
Your recovery plan may also include changes to your lifestyle such as weight loss. By increasing your activity level and adopting a healthy diet, you will see extra pounds disappear. Every extra pound you lose will reduce the wear and stress that your joints and bones experience each day.
Many of us spend a lot of time sitting each day, either at home or work. Take the time whenever you can to improve your posture. Get up and stretch or take a short walk if you can. These simple movements will improve your posture and help you avoid injury in the future.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.