Emerald Coast Chiropractic

Disc Bulges and Herniations

herniated disc

We have had excellent results in the treatment of bulging and herniated disc problems. When the vertebrae in the spine are misaligned this will in turn alter the biomechanics of that joint. If the bones surrounding the disc are not motioning properly, this can predispose the disc to bulge or eventually become herniated.   Regular chiropractic adjustments will ensure that your spine is functioning at its best and help to prevent injury.

A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine.

A spinal disk is a little like a jelly donut, with a softer center encased within a tougher exterior. Sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the softer “jelly” pushes out through a crack in the tougher exterior.

A herniated disk can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. On the other hand, many people experience no symptoms from a herniated disk. Most people who have a herniated disk don’t need surgery to correct the problem.

There are many terms used to describe spinal disc pathology and associated pain, such as “herniated disc,” “pinched nerve,” and “bulging disc,” and all are used differently and, at times, interchangeably.  For lumbar and cervical herniated discs, conservative (non-surgical) treatments can usually be applied for around four to six weeks to help reduce pain and discomfort.

Please contact our chiropractic clinic in Destin, Florida or our office in the Grand Boulevard shopping center in Miramar Beach, Florida at 850-654-1850 to schedule chiropractic care, massage therapy, deep tissue laser therapy, nutritional counseling, rehabilitation services, or if you have questions about any of our services or our ability to provide you with help.

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501 Harbor Blvd, Suite C, Destin, FL 32541

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655 Grand Boulevard, D-103, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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