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5 Signs You Have a Bulging Disc

Written By Commons Chiropractic Center on December 7, 2020

rsz spinaldecompressionA bulging disc is a painful and debilitating ailment. Also called a herniated disc, it occurs when the gel-like discs that cushion the spine's vertebrae shift out of position.

As the disc moves, the jelly-like interior may protrude (or "herniate") and leak through the disc's tough outer shell. This places pressure on nearby nerves, causing severe discomfort.

A chiropractor can offer non-invasive, all-natural bulging disc treatment. Recognizing the signs of a disc injury is the first step in getting the care you need.

5 Signs You Have a Disc Injury

Bulging discs occur for various reasons, from traumatic accidents like car crashes to long-term wear and tear of the spine.

See a chiropractor if you experience any of these symptoms:

1. Pain in the Extremities

A herniated disc in the lumbar spine (the lower back) frequently causes pain in the arms, legs, or buttocks. A herniated disc in the cervical spine (the neck) usually results in pain in the shoulders or arms. The pain is often one-sided and burning.

2. Tingling Sensations

Instead of pain, you may feel tingling radiating through the neck, shoulders, or extremities. This is due to the pressure the herniated disc is placing on the nerve.

3. Diminished Motor Skills

In some cases, the pain, tingling, or numbness associated with a bulging disc may diminish your motor skills. You may have trouble picking up or grasping objects, for instance.

4. Muscle Soreness

Nerves that are under stress because of a bulging disc sometimes affect muscles as well. Your arms or legs may feel heavy as a result, and you may have trouble walking.

5. Muscle Spasms

When muscles experience prolonged stress, they may spasm. Also called a cramp, a muscle spasm may cause uncontrollable tremors or twitches. Sometimes these are visible to the naked eye.

Bulging Disc Treatment in Denville, New Jersey

If you suspect you have a disc injury, see Dr. Michael Irhin, D.C. of Commons Chiropractic Center. Located in Denville, New Jersey, this licensed chiropractor has the experience and tools needed to diagnose and treat your ailment and get you back to life as usual.

Don't delay bulging disc treatment. Call us at (973) 366-3335 to request an appointment.

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