Sunday, December 15, 2019

Prevention of a Bulging Disc is Key!

If it’s impossible for you to avoid some of the flexing movements that can lead to a bulging disc, there are some key ways to prevent the injury even while at your desk job.
  • Exercise regularly. Strengthening the trunk muscles helps stabilize and support your spine.
  • Keep good posture. Remind yourself to keep your back straight and in a neutral position, especially when sitting at your desk for long periods.
  • Take breaks to avoid sitting for hours on end, and remember the old adage: lift heavy objects with your legs, not with your back!

Get Relief from Bulging Disc Pain by Seeing Your Chiropractor in Ann Arbor

If you’re experiencing a bulging disc, you know the pain can disrupt your day and keep you from doing the things you love.

If you’re having arm or leg pain, numbness or tingling, or even noticing weakness in your arms or legs, Pivotal Chiropractic can help. Remember: you could have a herniated or bulging disc without showing symptoms!

Regular adjustments at the chiropractor can help avoid these issues before they even begin.
To schedule a complimentary consultation, where a conversation is never a commitment, contact us at 734-221-0362.

Monday, December 2, 2019

What is a Bulging Disc?

When we think of spraining ligaments or joints we usually think of the ankle or wrist. In reality, most neck and back pain is actually a sprain injury to the posterior wall of one or more spinal discs.

Whether this occurs from an injury or trauma is a result of poor habits that have compounded over time, the result is weakness in the disc’s annular fibers, causing it to bulge or herniate.

Most often, people feel bulging disc pain as stiffness or achiness and dismiss it as muscular. However, most of the time the pain you feel in these cases isn’t due to muscle soreness.

Learn more about the symptoms, prevention, and how a chiropractor can help you on our website!