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Bulging Disc Treatment Dublin

A bulging disc injury can be very painful. A disc bulge occurs when a section of the disc squeezes against a nerve root from the spinal cord and presses on it, this results in nerve pain presenting in a limb.

Depending on the degree of the injury, some patients may experience a wide range of symptoms which include numbness, pains, tingling, pins and needles or even muscle spasms.

Spinal discs are cushions that act as shock absorbers between the bony vertebrae in one’s spine. Discs have an outer layer of tough cartilage. In the centre, the disc is made of softer cartilage.

Spinal discs can be degenerative and show signs of wear and tear with age. In later life, discs become less fluid-like, and the cartilage stiffens. The aforementioned changes may cause the disc to bulge out all the way around its border.

A disc bulge doesn’t always affect the whole edge of the disc, however, at least half of the disc’s circumference is typically affected.

Herniated Disc Treatment Dublin

A herniated disc occurs when the outer layer of cartilage fails and opens which allows the softer inner cartilage to protrude out laterally of centrally of the disc.

Another term for a herniated disc is a disc rupture or slipped disc, although the whole disc cannot slip. A small area which is crack is normally affected.

A bulging disc is less likely to cause pain when compared to a herniated disc. A herniated disc generally protrudes farther and is much more likely to irritate spinal nerves. Painful inflammation of the nerve root can occur following a disc herniation, as the disc compresses the nerve which results in painful irritation.

Inflammation and swelling are common from the extruded liquid from the nucleus pulposus.

An MRI is normally required to diagnose a herniated disc. Some people with low back pain will have imaging testing that indicates that they do not have a herniated disc. Therefore, it may be a muscle injury or weak core causing the pain.

Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

When compressed, the spinal nerves or cord do not work properly. Compressed nerves will send abnormal signals to the limbs, or, worse, these signals may not get sent at all. Common symptoms of a herniated disc include stabbing, shooting, burning pain, an “electric” feeling in the affected limb, muscle weakness and tingling & numbness.

Physiotherapy rehabilitation is vital in one’s recovery from a herniated disc. Your spine was made to move in all directions. In fact, your spine needs to be moved continually to maintain its health. Many people may experience difficulties due to a lack of movement which can result in lower back stiffness and pain. Doing gentle exercises and activities will improve the strength of the muscles that support your spine, and will help to reduce pressure forces on the spinal column.

DC Physiotherapy Clondalkin are experts in assessing low back pain injuries and picking the right rehabilitation exercise and providing the perfect hands on treatment in our Dublin clinic.

Bulging Disc Treatment in Dublin

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About Bulging Discs

A bulging disc, also known as a disc protrusion or disc bulge, is a common spinal condition that occurs when the soft, gel-like inner core of an intervertebral disc begins to push outward through the tough outer ring. These discs act as cushions or shock absorbers between the vertebrae in the spine, providing flexibility and support for the spine’s movement..

Our Dublin Treatment Center

DC Physiotherapy Dublin are experts in treating bulging discs using Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression.

Our Approach to Treatment

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a therapeutic technique used to treat various spinal conditions, including bulging discs, by creating a controlled separation between the vertebrae. This procedure is typically performed using a specialized motorized table or device and is designed to alleviate pressure on the spinal discs, including bulging discs..

Common Symptoms

Pressure on Nerves: A bulging disc can put pressure on nearby spinal nerves or the spinal cord itself. This pressure can lead to various symptoms and pain, including: Localized Pain: Pain at the site of the bulging disc due to irritation of nearby nerves. Radiating Pain: Pain that travels down the arms or legs, depending on the location of the bulging disc. Numbness and Tingling: Compression of nerves can cause sensations of numbness, tingling, or “pins and needles” in the affected areas. Muscle Weakness: Pressure on nerves can also result in muscle weakness or difficulty with fine motor skills.

Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is an effective for Bulging Discs, the table applies a gentle and controlled stretching force to the spine. This traction creates negative pressure within the affected disc(s). The negative pressure can help: Reposition Disc Material: By creating a vacuum effect, spinal decompression can encourage the retraction of bulging disc material back into the disc, reducing pressure on nerves. Increase Blood Flow: The stretching action can also enhance blood flow to the affected area, which may promote the natural healing process. Relieve Pressure on Nerves: As the disc space expands, it reduces pressure on compressed spinal nerves, alleviating pain and other symptoms. .

Contact Us for Bulging Disc Treatment

It’s essential to note that non-surgical spinal decompression is not suitable for all patients or all types of spinal conditions. It should be performed by qualified healthcare professionals who can assess the patient’s suitability for the procedure and tailor the treatment plan accordingly. Call today to find out if your a suitable candidate .