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5 Signs You Have a Bulging DiscĀ 

Written By Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center on November 6, 2019

Woman with bulging discBulging discs are often the result of wear and tear on the spine. The condition often begins without noticeable symptoms until it starts to compress nearby nerves. 

Here are five signs of a bulging disc: 

1. Localized Pain  

If the damaged disc is in the lower back, you might notice pain radiating from the buttocks and thigh. Bulging discs in the cervical spine might cause pain in the shoulder and arm.

2. Numbness and Tingling  

You might experience numbness and tingling of the affected arm or leg that feels like pins and needles or numbness as if the limb “fell asleep.” 

3. Stiffness and Soreness 

Stiffness will likely be worse first thing in the morning or after periods of inactivity. It will generally improve throughout the day or with movement. 

4. Muscle Weakness 

You might notice you are not quite as steady on your feet or it’s more difficult to grasp items with the hand of the affected arm. Symptoms will depend on where the damaged disc is located.

5. Loss of Mobility 

As you lose range of motion in the affected area, you might also find your mobility becomes more limited. This can affect your ability to perform daily tasks and impact your quality of life overall.

Bulging Disc Treatment Options 

Decompression therapy has been shown effective in treating bulging discs.  Allen County Chiropractic provides home traction devices for patients to use. The procedure promotes healing of the disc for long-lasting relief. 

With more than 35 years combined in practice, Dr. Hartle and Dr Neirman are qualified to assess your condition and provide the best treatment for you.  

Get relief from your painful symptoms with bulging disc treatment at Allen County Chiropractic. Contact our office today at 260-432-7339 to schedule your appointment. 

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