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Bulging and Herniated Discs

Treatment for Bulging and Herniated Discs at Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture

A bulging or herniated disc can greatly reduce your quality of life. If you're experiencing uncomfortable neurological symptoms or having difficulty controlling an arm, leg, hand, or foot, you may be suffering from either of these all-too-common conditions. While some patients might require surgery to correct their disc issues, the vast majority can enjoy relief through purely non-invasive treatment. Our chiropractor here at Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Dr. Mickey E. Frame, can help you overcome your symptoms by correcting their underlying cause.

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Do You Have a Bulging or Herniated Disc?

A bulging disc is usually one that has lost water content and height over the years. The condition commonly develops between the ages of 30 and 50. The disc starts to protrude out from the spinal column, where it may start to pinch major nerve roots that relay signals to other parts of the body. At the same time, the loss of disc height can cause strain and damage in the vertebral joints. In a herniated disc, a portion of the disc's outer casing, called the annulus fibrosus, grows weak and fails, allowing the soft interior of the disc to jut out from the rest of disc and pinch nerve tissue.

Either a bulging disc or a herniated disc can cause a number of problems in your upper or lower extremities. A cervical spinal impingement can lead to cervical radiculopathy, featuring pain, numbness, and loss of function in an arm or hand. The vast majority of herniated discs occur in the lumbar spine, causing the same symptoms in the lower extremities.

Natural Treatment and Symptom Relief from Our Toledo Chiropractor

Our Toledo chiropractor can X-ray your spine to see just how, why, and where your disc problem has occurred. Spinal decompression can relieve your symptoms by gently stretching the spine and pulling a bulging or herniated disc away from cervical or lumbar nerve roots. The negative pressure from this technique can also restore water content to a bulging disc. If a spinal alignment problem makes you more prone to disc trouble, a combination of chiropractic adjustment and therapeutic exercises can correct that imbalance and strengthen your musculoskeletal support. Meanwhile, acupuncture can ease your pain naturally by triggering endorphin production.

Let Us Serve as Your Source for All-Natural Disc Care

Don't let a bulging or herniated disc keep you from living your life. Call (419) 475-9355 to schedule painless, non-surgical, all-natural care at Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture!

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