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Quick Recovery Options for Multiple Bulging Discs

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

describe the imageThe quickest way to recover from bulging discs and related back pain is through natural, safe treatment methods, guided by a back specialist. Your back specialist can confirm that your back problem is due to one or more bulging discs--and isolate their location along the spine. Bulging discs are common in the lower back, which bears the most pressure in your daily activities, however slipped or herniated (bulging) discs also occur between spinal bones above, in the thoracic (upper back) or cervical (neck) regions.

Why is back pain from bulging discs so common?

When you first seek treatment, it’s generally due to back pain from bulging discs. The pain is one of the later symptoms, which can occur after the disc (or multiple discs) have been bulging, and getting worse, for some time. You may have a genetic disposition to slipped discs and/or they may come about due to aging and long-term pressure on the back. Your bulging discs may also be the result of a sudden accident or improper lifting--or a combination of these causes. 

As discs bulge and move out of proper position, they also begin to “starve.”  The discs start to dry out, flatten and provide less and less shock absorption and cushioning for spinal bones. The result: vertebrae press closer together and nerves are crowded by the disc bulge--pain occurs.

Get evaluated sooner rather than later--for quick recovery from back pain

Your back physician will design your treatment according to your unique condition and details, including:

  • The result of diagnostic testing or imaging as needed.
  • Observation and medical history; overall health.
  • Location of bulging discs along the spinal column.
  • The root cause(s) of the symptoms.
  • Whether pins and needles or other symptoms indicate an additional problem, such as sciatica.
  • The level of pain you’re experiencing.
  • And other information.

Customized non-invasive back pain treatment using the latest methods is key

A comprehensive, customized bulging disc treatment plan may include: physical therapy, focused exercise to strengthen the back and stretches to relax muscles and regain range of motion—and even diet modifications. Functional Disc Rehydration™ is used to bring the discs back to health by allowing nutrients to flow through them once again. 

Functional Disc Rehydration™ has been proven effective through years of use at the Illinois Back Institute and through scientific study. Along with other focused treatments, disc rehydration improves most back pain symptoms quickly. Many patients notice dramatic improvement from the first treatment. Although we treat many individuals between the ages of 33 and 55, older and younger patients, both men and women, benefit from this innovative treatment.

Relieving back pain from multiple bulging discs

Your back specialist’s first priority is to reduce back pain so that treatment will be comfortable and effective. A variety of safe, effective therapies are used to achieve this goal, from high-tech electrotherapy to massage to the low-tech icing and other pain relief methods.

Restoring normal joint alignment and range of motion

As pain and inflammation subside, your therapist will begin to work toward releasing tension, quieting muscle spasms, increasing core strength and improving range of motion. Functional Disc Rehydration will begin to restore your back to health.

Regaining full pain-free back function

For most patients, pain abates somewhat after just one treatment session. Many individuals emerge pain free. However, your back specialist may recommend continued therapy for a proscribed period. Your treatment will help you regain back-supporting strength and complete pain relief--and prevent recurrence.

Get started on achieving a pain-free lifestyle. Get a free consultation at the Illinois Back Institute. Contact us today!

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Topics: herniated disc, Stretches, Bulging Discs, stenosis