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You may never think about the flexible vertebral discs that protect the spinal column against bumps and jolts until something goes wrong with them, in which case they can pretty hard to ignore.

A bulging or herniated disc can cause a host of uncomfortable and/or disabling problems, from intermittent pain in your back or neck to odd neurological misfires in your legs or arms. This level of unpleasantness may even have you considering surgery — but hold that thought for now. Back to Mind Chiropractic can prescribe non-invasive herniated or bulging disc treatment to help you recover your everyday function and comfort.

“Slipped,” Bulging, and Herniated Discs

Herniated Disc Doctor Diagram discusses bulging discs, slipped discs and more.

Vertebral discs take a lot of everyday abuse — but that’s their job. A disc consists of a fibrous casing shaped roughly like a hockey puck (known as the annulus), which is filled with a gel-like fluid interior material (known as the nucleus). This structure gives the discs a springy quality that allows it to absorb shock. The disc also maintains a consistent space between the vertebrae. This is important because it provides a stress-free spacing for the facet joints that join and articulate those vertebrae. But discs can and do develop problems, and when they have problems, so do you.

Have you heard the terms “slipped disc,” “bulging disc,” and “herniated disc” without understanding what these terms mean? Broadly speaking, a slipped disc (which doesn’t actually “slip” out of the spinal column) refers to a condition in which a vertebral disc extends outward beyond the area normally reserved for it in the spinal column. Both bulging discs and herniated discs can fit this description.

Bulging Discs

Bulging discs commonly occur when the fluid interior loses some of its water, a natural side effect of aging. The less content the nucleus contains, the flatter and broader the disc becomes. If it bulges out far enough to pinch nerves, you may experience:

Back or neck pain may also occur because of the reduced space between the vertebrae tugs on the facet joints. This can cause chronic inflammation and even osteoarthritis. A herniated disc takes the discomfort one step further. Under sufficient stress, the annulus of a bulging disc may weaken and rupture. The tearing of the sensitive annulus can cause severe pain, while the leakage of material from the nucleus (which has inflammatory properties) can irritate nerve tissue above and beyond any impingement it may cause. Acute injuries such as auto accident injuries also cause herniated discs.

Our Bulging and Herniated Disc Doctor Can Help

Whether you have the beginnings of a bulging disc or a full-blown herniation, rest assured that these conditions, painful as they are, don’t necessarily require surgery. Unless your problem is unusually severe or extensive, you can most likely get good results from conservative bulging or herniated disc treatment.

Herniated Disc Doctor Our bulging and herniated disc doctor at Back to Mind Chiropractic, Dr. Gady Abramson, has years of experience helping South Florida residents with disc issues. The first step is to undergo a thorough examination. We will administer X-rays and other procedures to figure out exactly which discs are involved and exactly what they’re doing to your spine.  We can also diagnose any underlying misalignment or postural problem that may have made you especially vulnerable

Non-Surgical Treatment for a Herniated Disc

Once we’ve identified that errant disc and the reasons behind it, we can administer precise, safe techniques to correct or manage it. Non-surgical spinal decompression to is particularly valuable for bulging or herniated disc treatment. This technique uses harnesses to anchor you to a computer-controlled treatment table. The table provides just enough mechanical traction to pull the vertebrae around the disc ever so slightly apart. This creates a vacuum pressure within the gap, pulling the protruding part of the disc back into the spinal column and relieving those pinched nerve symptoms. Bulging disc sufferers will love the fact that the vacuum pressure pulls fluids back into the nucleus of the disc, adding disc height and reducing facet joint strain.

Our other therapies may also do you a world of good. Chiropractic adjustments can correct imbalances that put extra stress on the discs, while massage and physiotherapy can help you get over other damage sustained in an acute injury.

Need a Herniated or Bulging Disc Doctor in Hollywood, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, or Tamarac FL?

We have several convenient locations throughout Florida, including Pompano BeachCoral SpringsHollywood, and Tamarac. Make your appointment today by calling Back to Mind Chiropractic at 954-986-4559.


Frequently Asked Questions About a Herniated Disc, One of the most common back injuries is a herniated disc. This painful injury could lead to chronic back pain and could lead to serious impacts on someone’s quality of life. When someone has been diagnosed with a herniated disc, there are several common questions that people ask. It is important for everyone to have their questions answered before making any decisions.

The vertebrae of the back are separated by cushions called discs. These discs are filled with a soft liquid that is called the nucleus pulposus. In a herniated disc, this liquid has been squeezed out of the disc, causing the cushion in the back to collapse. This means that the vertebrae are now sitting on top of each other without a cushion in between, causing severe pain.

If someone has been diagnosed with a herniated disc, there are a couple of common treatment options. The first option that people typically try is over the counter pain medication. This is typically handled with Motrin or a similar anti-inflammatory. In addition, chiropractors are able to perform certain alignments and other procedures that could help treat a herniated disc. Another treatment option is surgery.

Herniated discs are more common in the elderly population and are unusual in children and teenagers. Over time, using the back muscles to lift heavy objects instead of the legs could place a significant amount of stress on the spine. When this happens, the disc in the back could herniate. The most common locations for disc herniations are in the lumbar spine which is in the lower region.

Yes! Chiropractors have gone to school and specialize in a variety of back pain treatment options. Chiropractors have received advanced training in the alignment of the neck, back, and spine. This means that chiropractors have an intimate understanding of the discs that reside in between the vertebrae and are able to help individuals recover following a herniated disc.

In addition to a herniated disc, there are numerous other disorders that could impact this delicate cushion that rests between the vertebrae. For example, some people might be told that they have a slipped disc where the disc slides out of alignment but doesn’t rupture. Other individuals might suffer from something known as degenerate disc disease where the discs gradually degrade between the vertebrae.

Doctors have received advanced training to be able to differentiate certain spinal disorders from others. If someone has a herniated disc, their pain is going to respond in certain ways when the doctor asks someone to bend back and forth or from side to side. If the pain doesn’t respond in the fashion that is expected of a herniated disc, it could be another type of back issue. In addition, imaging procedures are sometimes used, such as an MRI, to help make the diagnosis.

Relying on a Back Pain Doctor: Back to Mind Chiropractic

Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek the help of a trained healthcare professional. Those who are looking for a back pain doctor to help with a herniated disc or a separate back issue in Coral Springs, Hollywood, Tamarac, or Pompano Beach, Florida should give us a call today. At Back to Mind Chiropractic, our clinic is run by highly trained and experienced chiropractors who have the ability to assist patients and their loved ones with a variety of back pain problems.

We have several convenient locations throughout Florida, including Pompano BeachCoral SpringsHollywood, and Tamarac. Make your appointment today by calling Back to Mind Chiropractic at 954-986-4559.

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