The discs in your spine act as cushions which set between your vertebrae. These discs have a tough cartilage outside which surrounds softer cartilage. The discs are the perfect size to set between your vertebrae and protect them from grinding on each other. It is important for these discs to stay positioned where they are intended to be. However, often times something will happen to cause one of these discs to bulge. When this happens, it’s good to know some home remedies for bulging disc that will help.
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Before you consider surgery for a bulging disc, it is important to take some time and explore your options. According to the federal organization, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, “in 2007, 27 million adults reported back problems with $30.3 billion spent on treatments to ease the pain.” An estimated 600,000 people in the United States chose surgery to remedy their back problems. However, a study published in the journal Spine reveals that 74 percent were worse off after the surgery than before the procedure. An even more disturbing revelation was the 41 percent increase in opiate use for pain control. The results of the study also revealed that 67 percent of patients who did not have back surgery were able to return to work.
In 2008 Luverta Howard was lifting a tire out of the trunk of her car when all of a sudden she felt all this pain shooting down her leg and in her back. The pain continued to bother her over the years. Luverta went to a couple different chiropractors but she wasn’t getting any relief. She couldn’t bend over, move side to side and could hardly walk. Luverta’s doctors told her if she wanted to go forward with surgery they would, but she decided to do whatever she could before going under the knife.