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Bulging Disc Treatment in Coquitlam, BC
Bulging discs are a common spinal injury for both young adults and older individuals. The condition occurs when the external wall of an intervertebral disc extends outside of its typical area and into the spinal cavity. Bulging discs can exist in all areas of your back and neck. It’s essential to receive treatment in order to provide you with adequate pain relief.
Bulging Disc Causes
Bulging discs are typically caused by degenerative changes as we age, but there are additional influences that can worsen the spinal condition, including:
- Car accident
- Sport injury
- Improper exercise techniques
- Family history of bulging discs
- Repetitive standing, driving, and lifting
- Improper posture
Bulging Disc Symptoms
Although bulging discs may remain asymptomatic, they can cause pain and discomfort in various areas of the body. Pain may spread to adjacent areas if the swelled disc encounters a nerve or spinal cord, causing numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness.
Bulging Disc Treatment
The chiropractors at MacKenzie SDI treat bulging discs through non-invasive, state-of-the-art techniques to remove the pressure on the nerve and ease the patient’s pain. Stretching techniques, low impact exercises, and application of heat and ice are all recommended.
If you’re suffering from a bulging disc, contact our doctors at MacKenzie SDI in Coquitlam, BC, today. You can also fill out our online form to schedule your free consultation.