So you’ve heard of a slipped disc, but they never really slip. They can bulge when things get too tight and require chiropractic care from Palmetto Chiromed to fix your problems if it’s not contained.
A bulging disc is something that most people have to deal with at some point in their lives. They are usually not a problem unless they pop and cause pain. A small bubble pops out but remains attached to the disc, so it’s like having hair gel inside your spine!
When we age, our discs start to bulge. Bulging is common and can be undetected until you twist the wrong way or sneeze. When this happens it can cause a great deal of pain as well lead to a diminished range of motion in your spine which could affect organs such as your liver or kidney!
Chiropractors offer many different treatment options for bulging discs. Depending on your specific needs, MRI or X-ray results, and personal preferences, a chiropractor can help you find the right wellness path to follow going forward.
Easily relieving back pain can be as simple as changing your sleep position. Sleep on your side with a pillow between thighs or, better yet, prop up the knees to reduce pressure and stress in discs that are already compromised by injury or overuse. These easy adjustments will not only help you get some much-needed rest for those muscles but also ease discomfort from an injured disc!
When it comes to yoga or Pilates, don’t forget that your abdominal muscles and leg muscles all support the back. Yoga poses such as downward dog help strengthen you from head to toe while relieving pressure on sinuses.
So what are you waiting for? Grab some mat time!