Bulging Disc

Pain in many areas of the body can be caused by a bulging or protruding disc.

The job of a healthy disc is to provide a cushion between each of your vertebrae. They also prevent the vertebrae from putting pressure on the sensitive nerves that run near it from the spine to the body. Much like a water balloon, each disc has a squishy center, with a firm and flexible outer shell. But also, like a water balloon it can be manipulated into a different shape. When this happens, a part of the outer shell can bump up against a nerve. The nerve sends a chemical warning up the spine to your brain… OUCH!

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An Advanced Sports and Family Chiropractic doctor can diagnose a bulging disc, the symptoms often include:

  •  Pain at the spine in the lower or middle back.

  • Pain in the neck or head

  • Pain or tingling that radiates toward the arms, elbows, wrists or fingers.

  • Sciatic pain – buttock and radiating leg pain.

  • Throbbing pain, weakness or muscle aches that cause mobility problems.

  • Bladder or bowel malfunction.


Try Natural Healing First: Even the North American Spine Laser Surgical Clinic recommends natural cures for a bulging disc first before surgery. Their website states that chiropractic and physical therapy should be completed for a minimum of 6-12 weeks before considering surgery.

Because your Doctor of Chiropractic as Advanced Sports and Family Chiropractic uses a “whole body” approach to healing, the treatment plan you receive may often include several types of therapy. We offer multiple technologies and therapies under one roof at Advanced Sports & Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture because every person and condition responds differently. Each therapy works cumulatively with the others to dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to relieve your pain. Effective therapies for a bulging disc may range among: chiropractic adjustments, disc decompression therapy (DTS), ultrasound, class 4 cold laser therapy, therapeutic exercises, posture correction measures, muscle stimulation, acupuncture, essential oils, sleep and rest.

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Has another doctor told you that you need back surgery?

Get a second opinion from a doctor at Advanced Sports & Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture and request an evaluation to see how we can help you. Remember we specialize in Non-Surgical means of healing, so our focus is to achieve success to avoid surgery. Compare this to an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in surgery. Which tool do you want your doctor to use on you?

Find out if Disc Decompression Therapy is right for you. DTS is an advanced computer regulated tractioning of the vertebrae that reduces the pressure and inflammation on painful nerves. This reduction of pressure might be simply explained like pulling both ends of a sock and watching the center pull back inward. Disc Decompression Therapy was approved by the FDA in the mid-1990’s; it is long lasting, effective, safe and non-invasive.

What does the Research say: Here’s a recent study on the patients scheduled for surgery but before they did they tried Disc Decompression Therapy.

500 surgical candidates were tested with decompression therapy by a neurosurgeon, Dennis McClure, MD. One year after therapy, he recorded that more than 86% of patients reported continued pain relief.


Decompression Therapy can give you pain relief without surgery! Give our office in Lee’s Summit MO a call to schedule your initial evaluation to see how we can help you!

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