3 Ways to Get Rid of a Bulging Disc in Wichita

3 Ways to Get Rid of a Bulging Disc in Wichita

Chiropractic Wichita KS Bulging Disc

Can chiropractic care in Wichita do anything for a bulging disc or slipped disc?  This is one question I get asked frequently and the answer is YES!  A bulging disc is where the cartilage between two bones in your back starts to protrude out and ends up putting pressure on the nerves that come out of the bones in your back.  A disc is like an onion that has a center that is filled with jelly.  Sometimes due to trauma or degeneration, that jelly filled center starts to break through the rings of the disc and starts to cause it to bulge.  This can be very painful and cause significant muscle spasms.  It can also cause numbness/tingling or pain radiating into your extremities.

3 Things to Avoid with a Bulging Disc

  • Lifting Heavy Objects - Avoid lifting heavy objects that can cause more compression on the discs.  Compression can cause your condition to get worsen.
  • Bending/Twisting - Bending and twisting at the same time is the number one cause of a slipped disc.  Therefore, avoid repetitive movements like shoveling snow.
  • Prolonged Sitting - Long periods of sitting in Wichita can once again can a lot of compression to the discs in your back.  Getting up and moving around helps to pull oxygen and fluid back into the discs, which helps to keep the discs healthy.

A bulging disc or slipped discs is something we commonly treat in our office and get great results doing these three things.

3 Natural Ways to Treat a Bulging Disc

  • Chiropractic Adjustments - By adjusting the bones in your back we are able to restore proper alignment and motion to your spine and take the excessive strain off a particular area or disc.
  • Core Strengthening - Our trainer works with you to build strength back in your core.  This protects your spine and discs so the next time you bend over to pick something off the floor, you don't have to worry about re-injuring the disc.
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy - Not to be confused with an inversion table where you hang upside down.  Spinal decompression at Optimal Wellness is a table you lay on and it gently stretches your neck or back.  It causes a negative pressure to help pull the disc bulge away from the nerve.  The pumping action also creates an aerobic workout for your disc to keep them healthier.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a bulging disc or slipped disc, make sure you share this with them so they will know that there are conservative measures like chiropractic that can effectively treat this condition without going under the knife.  If you have any questions make sure you give us a call at Optimal Wellness in Wichita at 316-425-1911.

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3:00pm - 6:00pm

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Optimal Wellness
3017 North Cypress Drive Suite B
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 425-1911