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Top Rated Spinal Treatments for a Bulging Disc

What Is a Bulging Disc and Why Is It So Painful?

If you’ve ever experienced a spinal subluxation of any kind, you’re familiar with how painful a spinal misalignment can truly be. A spinal subluxation should never be taken lightly as pain symptoms may vary depending on the individual as everyone experiences a spinal subluxation differently. These subluxations are typically the beginning cause that leads to a bulging, degenerative or herniated disc.

It’s important to remember that if you have recently experienced a spinal or musculoskeletal injury of trauma of any kind that you seek evaluation and treatment from a conservative and natural spinal specialist like the Top Rated Doctors of Chiropractic at ASFCA, to rule out the possibility of a spinal condition that may be more serious.

A serious spinal subluxation or misalignment that is left untreated may result in an extremely painful condition what is known as a Bulging Disc.

A bulging disc occurs when the outer layer of an intervertebral disc begins to push and bulge outward or extends beyond, tearing through the protective fibers surrounding this disc. When this occurs, whether it be with small repetitive movements or one large movement, you will know something different happened.

To give you more specific anatomy, a properly functioning spine is made up of a series of bones called vertebrae, and between each pair of vertebrae, there are intervertebral discs. These discs act as cushions or shock absorbers and provide flexibility to the spine. Every disc in the spine is made up of a tough outer layer called the annulus fibrosus and a soft, gel-like inner core called the nucleus pulposus.

When someone is suffering from a bulging disc, what is happening is the outer layer (the annulus fibrosus) weakens, tears or becomes damaged. This can be caused by age-related wear and tear, Sports Related Injuries, Workplace Injuries, Car Accidents, and many other factors.

As a result of these severe misalignments the disc that protects our spine start to protrude or bulge outward, typically in the direction of the spinal canal causing pressure around the nerves leading to significant pain and discomfort.

It’s Important to Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Bulging Disc

  • Mild to Severe Pain: A bulging disc can cause localized back or neck pain, as well as pain that radiates into the buttocks, legs, feet, shoulders, arms or hands depending on the location of the affected disc.
  • Numbness and Tingling: When pressure is applied on nerves it often leads to sensations of numbness, tingling, or weakness in the limbs connected by those nerves.
  • Muscle Weakness: In more severe cases of a bulging disc, muscle weakness can occur if the bulging disc compresses nerves to the extent that they cannot properly signal the muscles to work at 100% capacity.
  • Trouble Sitting or Sleeping: When someone is suffering from a bulging disc, they may find it difficult to find relief even when sitting or sleeping, in fact in some cases it can worsen pain symptoms.

The symptoms of a bulging disc can be extremely debilitating and downright frustrating for the individual experiencing them. The great news is we can help you take back control of your health and wellness by correcting the spinal misalignments, reduce pressure around the nerves and eradicate bulging disc pain with natural noninvasive specific Chiropractic Care, Disc Decompression Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Acupuncture Treatments.


At ASFCA We Offer Top Rated Bulging Disc Treatments Performed by Board Certified Doctors of Chiropractic

You don’t have to live with back or neck pain caused by a bulging disc, our team of top rate chiropractors, physiotherapists and board-certified acupuncturists have the knowledge and expertise to properly diagnose and treat your bulging disc without the need to addictive pain medication or invasive surgeries.

At every one of our clinic locations we utilize the latest techniques and technology to treat a bulging disc. We can help even the most serious and severe of bulging discs conditions through a treatment known as Disc Decompression Therapy. This safe noninvasive treatment gently distracts pressure off of the vertebrae and disc but using specific computer automated patterns of movement allowing the disc material to heal and the pressure to come off of the spinal nerves.

It’s important to note that not all bulging discs will cause pain symptoms as a first symptom, and many people may have degenerative and bulging discs without even knowing it. This is why it is so important to seek the proper diagnoses and treatment for any spine injury regardless of the severity or the lack of pain symptoms but a movement focused doctor of chiropractic.

With a thorough evaluation and comprehensive digital x-rays and possibly and MRI our team of experts are able to pin point exactly where your disc may be degenerative, allowing us to determine the size and location of the bulging disc, which will help us determine the right treatment plan for each individual.


ASFCA Has Multiple Conveniently Located Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinics providing Disc Decompression Therapy Across Kansas City in both Kansas and Missouri

Stop living with pain and get back to living your best life. Let the team of experts at one of our conveniently located clinics correctly diagnose your problem, relieve your pain, correct the cause of the problem, and optimize your health and wellness. We make it easy for you to get the care you need with our affordable treatment plans, being IN-Network with most all insurances and our $49 new patient special.

It’s relieving to know you won’t break the bank when you need relief from pain or illness.

Make your appointment today at one of our top-rated Kansas City chiropractic and acupuncture clinics: Overland Park, KansasOlathe, Kansas, Prairie Village, Kansas, Belton/Raymore, Missouri, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Blue Springs, Missouri, Liberty, Missouri. Don’t wait to optimize your health and wellness ASFCA makes easy to schedule an appointment, simply call the clinic that is closest to you and your family or make your appointment online.

Don’t wait to optimize your health and wellness ASFCA makes easy to schedule an appointment, simply call the clinic that is closest to you and your family or make your appointment online.

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Overland Park, KS Clinic

6701 W. 121st Street  |  Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66209

Olathe, KS Clinic

10454 S. Ridgeview Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061

Prairie Village, KS Clinic

4121 W. 83rd St. |  Suite 147
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Lee's Summit, MO Clinic

338 Southwest Main St.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Belton/Raymore, MO Clinic

17027 Bel-Ray Blvd.
Belton, MO 64012

Blue Springs, MO Clinic

622 SW US 40 Hwy
Blue Springs, MO 64014

Liberty, MO Clinic

1520 N. Church Rd (Suite C)
Liberty, MO 64068

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