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Can an Osteopath help with bulging disc?

How An Osteopath Can Help Relieve The Pain Of A Bulging Disc

Osteopaths are highly trained medical professionals who address the human body’s bones, joints, and muscles. They use a combination of hands-on techniques and exercises to relieve pain and improve function. A bulging disc is a common condition that can cause back pain. 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.

can an osteopath help with a bulging disc

What is a bulging disc?

A bulging disc is a common condition that can cause back pain. The discs in your spine are designed to absorb shock and keep your spine flexible. However, the discs can become irritated over time and begin to bulge from between the vertebrae. This can put pressure on nerves and cause pain. Osteopaths are trained to identify and treat conditions like bulging discs. Osteopathic treatment for a bulging disc typically includes gentle stretching and mobilisation of the affected area.

How does a bulging disc occur?

A bulging disc occurs when the outer ring of your disc is damaged. This can happen with or without a traumatic event, such as a car accident or an injury to your back. In fact, it is common for people to experience degenerative changes in their discs over time, which eventually cause them to bulge. Discs can also become more likely to bulge as you age.

Common Signs & Symptoms of A Bulging Disc

signs and symptoms of a bulging disc

Symptoms of a bulging disc will usually cause pain in the lower back. This is often in one area and the pain can be experienced along the side of the spine. You may also experience pain down the back of your legs and will often experience sciatica. A bulging disc can also cause stiffness in your lower back and spine, but this is common with degenerative disc disease. You may also experience a tingling sensation or weakness down your legs.

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 highly trained medical professionals who treat the human body's bones, joints, and muscles.

When treating a bulging disc, an osteopath can provide relief by helping to reduce the inflammation and pressure on the disc and possibly the nerve. They do this by using various techniques, including manipulative therapies and exercises. Osteopaths are highly trained in these techniques and can tailor a treatment plan specifically for you based on your individual needs. In most cases, patients who receive treatment from an osteopath see significant improvement in their symptoms within just a few weeks.

how an osteopath help relieve pain of bulging disc

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 by your doctor, it is important to know that an osteopath can help you with your pain and discomfort. An osteopathic approach will focus on assessing the painful and adjacent areas, hands-on treatment, gentle manipulation & home management.  This aims to decrease inflammation, pain, pressure on nerves, and muscular spasm.

Conclusion

Osteopathic care is an effective option for those suffering from bulging discs. If you have been suffering from back pain and are looking for treatment options, then book an appointment with us today! We will do everything possible to help you get back on track with your pain.

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