The Chiropractor Denver Trusts for Bulging Disc Back Pain Relief and Injury Treatment
Many people have a bulging disc injury without knowing it—they don't always cause pain initially. But without treatment, a bulge can worsen into a herniated disc, which almost always causes back pain, sciatica, arm pain or other symptoms depending on the disc's location. The best treatment for a bulging disc is prevention and early detection through regular chiropractic care. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Scott Evans, your Denver chiropractor at Vida Chiropractic Studio, to double check your spinal discs: (303) 433-5433.
What Causes a Bulging Disc?
Your discs are like shock absorbers in your spine, cushioning vertebrae and allowing you to bend and twist. Normally, they sit flush with the vertebrae, allowing nerves to pass comfortably from the spinal cord to other parts of the body.
Occasionally, a sudden fall, sports injury or car accident injury may damage a disc’s outer membrane so the softer nucleus presses outward into a bulge. More frequently, poor posture presses unevenly on discs, weakening them until a bulge develops.
A small bulge might not cause pain initially, but small bulges gradually become bigger without corrective treatment from chiropractic care. And the bigger they get, the more likely they are to cause pain or herniate.
Chiropractic Care Provides Bulging Disc Injury Pain Relief
Chiropractor Dr. Evans provides drug-free, non-invasive bulging disc treatment for pain relief and prevention. He will fully evaluate your spine, nerve function and medical history to pinpoint the location of any bulging disc injury. After determining the location of a bulging disc, Dr. Evans provides gentle, precise chiropractic care to re-align vertebrae, removing uneven pressure from bulging discs. This can help the disc resume its healthy shape, un-pinch nerves and provide welcome, lasting pain relief.
In addition to spinal posture correction, your Denver chiropractor will coach you on more ergonomic, posture-friendly ways to work, exercise, live and even sleep so that you avoid future disc problems. A periodic chiropractic care checkup can ensure that your discs and spine maintain healthy alignment, which can improve your overall wellness.
See Your Denver Chiropractor for Bulging Disc Prevention or Pain Relief Treatment
For a spinal disc evaluation to prevent a bulging disc from developing, or for current bulging disc pain relief treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Evans, the chiropractor Denver relies on for effective, drug-free back pain treatment: (303) 433-5433.
Bulging Disc Injury Pain Q&A
What causes back pain?
Back pain is among the most common issues that brings patients to VIDA Chiropractic Studio. That’s not surprising given that at any time 60% to 80% of American adults suffer from back pain, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). The majority of back pain involves the lower, or lumbar, back. Pain can come on suddenly, the result of turning abruptly or trauma caused by an accident or while lifting something heavy. It can also develop gradually as part of the wear and tear that coincides with aging, or repetitive stress incurred on the job or by participating in certain sports, such as weight-lifting or gymnastics. Back pain can also be associated with arthritis and/or scoliosis.
What is Dr. Evans’ approach to alleviating back pain?
Dr. Evans first takes a detailed history and conducts a thorough physical exam, that will likely include x-rays, to diagnose the cause of the pain. Once he establishes that, Dr. Evans devises a personalized program that will include one or more of the following modalities:
- Specific spinal adjustments.
- At home exercise programs to improve flexibility and strengthen core and back muscles.
- Nutrition and diet counseling.
- A posture assessment and/or ergonomic recommendations.
What tips can Dr. Evans offer for preventing back pain?
Dr. Evans is a major advocate of preventive measures and offers the following tips for avoiding back pain.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Excessive weight puts extra stress on the back.
- Remain active.
- Properly warm up before exercising or participating in sports.
- Establish and maintain good posture, both while sitting and standing.
- Avoid, shoes that fit poorly, along with high heels.
- Sleep on a mattress with adequate support.
- Rely on leg muscles, not back muscles, when lifting heavy items.
- Make sure that your work space is ergonomic.
What is an x-ray motion study?
A motion x-ray is a valuable tool at VIDA Chiropractic Studio. It is a specialized x-ray system which uses technology to enable Dr. Evans to view a patient’s spine in motion. The procedure is conducted with the patient standing and moving in a weight bearing position, as x-rays are taken. Even more important is how an x-ray motion study allows the patient to easily and objectively identify exactly where their problems are with relation to their spine.