Osteopaths are highly trained medical professionals specialising in musculoskeletal pain relief. They focus on the human body’s bones, joints, and muscles, employing a holistic approach to disc pain and other issues. A bulging disc is a common condition that can cause back pain. Osteopaths offer a non-surgical treatment for bulging disc issues through hands-on techniques and exercises to relieve pain and improve function.
What is a bulging disc?
A bulging disc is a prevalent condition that can lead to chronic back pain. The discs in your spine absorb shock and maintain spinal alignment, keeping your spine flexible. However, disc degeneration can occur over time, leading the discs to bulge between the vertebrae. Putting pressure on nerves and cause pain. Osteopaths diagnose and offer alternative therapy for spinal issues like these.
How Does A Bulging Disc Occur?
A bulging disc occurs when the outer ring of your disc is damaged, either due to a traumatic event like a car accident or through degenerative changes over time. As you age, discs become more susceptible to bulging, impacting your quality of life.
Common Signs & Symptoms of A Bulging Disc
Symptoms of a bulging disc usually include pain in the lower back. You may also experience symptoms such as pins and needles in the leg, pain when rolling over in bed, morning stiffness, and tenderness or tightness in the buttock. Shooting pain or tingling sensations down your legs are common, often leading to conditions like sciatica.
Here are the most common signs and symptoms of a bulging disc:
- a feeling of having some
- pins and needles in the leg
- pain when rolling over in bed
- pain that is worse in the morning
- tenderness and tightness in the buttock
- shooting pain in the leg
How an osteopath can help relieve the pain of a bulging disc
Osteopaths are skilled in pain management for bulging discs and other spinal health issues. Manipulative therapies and an individualised treatment plan can help reduce inflammation and pressure on the disc and adjacent nerves. The safety of osteopathic treatment is a priority; the techniques aim to decrease pain, nerve pressure, and muscular spasms over the long term. Lifestyle adjustments for spinal health may also be part of the treatment.
Everyone at MPR Health is confident in treating & managing a bulging disc. We look to address the underlying causes, understand the treatment’s effect on the body, and emphasise the need for greater self-management and awareness.
We offer specific treatments designed to assist with bulging discs and provide long-term relief. These approaches will help us determine the best course of action to heal the disc successfully.
They use a combination of hands-on techniques and exercises to relieve pain and improve function.
If you have a bulging disc, you may wonder how an osteopath can help. They use a combination of hands-on techniques and exercises to relieve pain and improve function. By working with the muscles and joints in your back, they can help to ease the pressure on your discs and reduce the pain. They may also give you some exercises to do at home to help keep the pressure off your discs.
Osteopaths can help relieve the pain associated with a bulging disc by using manipulative therapies to adapt the spine and improve the range of motion.
If you suffer from a bulging disc, you may be wondering if there is anything an osteopath can do to help. The good news is that osteopaths are highly trained in manipulative therapies that can help the spine and improve the range of motion. This can often help relieve the pain associated with a bulging disc. If you are considering seeing an osteopath for your condition, be sure to ask about their experience treating patients with similar conditions. Everyone at MPR Health is confident in treating & managing a bulging disc.
We look to address the underlying causes of a bulging disc, understand the effect that treatment is having on the body, and the need for greater awareness and self-management.
We have specific treatments designed to assist with bulging discs. This will help us determine the best course of action to heal the disc successfully.
When should I seek osteopathic care for a bulging disc?
If you have been diagnosed with a bulging disc, exploring the benefits and risks of osteopathic care is important. An osteopathic approach will assess the painful and adjacent areas, offering hands-on treatment, gentle manipulation, and home management strategies. Offering a holistic approach to decreasing inflammation, pain, and nerve pressure.
Osteopathic care offers an effective, non-surgical treatment option for those suffering from bulging discs. If you’ve been experiencing back pain and are looking for holistic, alternative therapies, book an appointment with us today. We’re committed to improving your quality of life and getting you back on track with managing your pain.
Q: What is a bulging disc?
A: A bulging disc occurs when the outer ring of a spinal disc is damaged, causing the disc to protrude between the vertebrae and possibly put pressure on adjacent nerves.
Q: How does an osteopath diagnose a bulging disc?
A: An osteopath uses a combination of medical history, physical examination, and sometimes imaging studies to diagnose a bulging disc.
Q: What techniques do osteopaths use to treat bulging discs?
A: Osteopaths employ hands-on techniques such as manipulative therapies, as well as lifestyle adjustments and home management strategies to treat bulging discs.
Q: Is osteopathic treatment safe for a bulging disc?
A: Osteopathic treatment prioritises safety and aims to decrease inflammation, pain, and nerve pressure. However, it’s important to discuss the benefits and risks with a qualified osteopath.
Q: When should I consider osteopathic care for a bulging disc?
A: If you’ve been diagnosed with a bulging disc and are exploring non-surgical treatment options, an osteopathic approach may be beneficial. Consult an osteopath for a thorough assessment.
Q: How can I book an appointment?
A: To book an appointment for osteopathic care, you can typically contact the clinic directly via phone or online booking systems.
If you have more questions or need additional clarification, feel free to reach out.