What’s The Difference Between a Herniated Disc and a Bulging Disc?

By Dr. Adam J. Friedman – Margate / Coconut Creek Florida – If you have watched the above video you are now familiar with the difference between a herniated disc and a bulging disc. So now how do we treat both types of disc injury?

A highly effective way to treat bulging or herniated discs is through restoring the proper alignment of the vertebrae by performing precise chiropractic adjustments; whereby the chiropractor gently aligns individual vertebrae of the spine, restoring normal motion and biomechanics, which can greatly reduce the patient’s pain while at the same time restoring mobility.

As a multi-disciplined chiropractor, I’m able to utilize several different techniques depending on what best suits the patient and what that patient is comfortable with. Lumbar flexion distraction technique is a decompressive type of manipulation which allows decompression of the joint.

For patients that are slightly deterred from going to a chiropractor because of the fear of “cracking” of the spine, lumbar flexion distraction is ideal because it offers a “no-crack” form of chiropractic manipulation.

Flexion distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently distracts or stretches the spine, which allows the chiropractor to isolate the affected area while slightly flexing the spine using a pumping rhythm. Typically with this treatment, there is no pain associated with it. The technique’s gentle pumping to the area of complaint allows the center of the disc to assume its normal, central position in the disc.

This treatment can help position the disc away from the sensitive surrounding neurological tissue, which will allow for a significant reduction in inflammation of the nerve root (pinched nerve). Typically this will reduce or even eliminate any associated pain, numbness or tingling into the leg stemming from the lower back.

If you or anyone that you know has been diagnosed with a bulging or herniated disc, give the office a call today, ask for Dr. Adam Friedman and get scheduled. It’s time to take action and prevent your disc problems from getting worse.

Yours in health,

Dr. Adam J. Friedman