Bulging or Protruding Disc (Herniated Disc)
A bulging or protruding disc occurs when pressure on the spinal column causes the jelly-like disc to be compressed and protrude. This can be painful and put pressure on the nerves of the spine. Sciatica or buttock pain is often associated with these disc conditions.
Icing/ Heat Instructions
When acute, ice on the lower back often works best. Ice 20-30 minutes 2-3 times per day. If chronic, heat may also be helpful.
The treatment we use for this condition is most often in the form of chiropractic adjustments, decompression therapy, and medical massage/ trigger point therapy. This condition generally takes 4-6 weeks to resolve when proper treatment and self-care are followed. The doctor may treat you from 1-4x per week according to the severity and history of the condition.