What is a disc bulge? Columbus Chiropractor explains

By | February 7, 2018

Have you ever wanted to know what a disc bulge is? Dr. Dan Jurus, a chiropractor in Columbus explains in the following video.

My name is Dr. Dan Jurus and today I will describe to you a bulging disc. In Figure 1 below we have a model of your lower back where you have five lumbar vertebra and five intervertebral discs.

Figure 1.

These discs have two parts, the outer part is made up of annular fibers, which prevent rotation. The inner layer is made up of a jelly-like substance that prevents compression.

Too much force over an extended period of time can lead to a bulging disc is where the outer layer has been worn away and that jelly-like substance has migrated towards the side creating pressure on the spinal nerve or spinal cord leading to severe pain, numbness, or muscle weakness. See Figure 2.

Figure 2.

If you suffer from a bulging disc you may find relief with spinal decompression therapy. This treatment is designed to pull the spine apart in opposite directions creating a vacuum inside the disc, reducing pressure on your spinal nerve or spinal cord.

So that’s what a disc bulge is and if you think you have one, call our office today to schedule an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for spinal decompression therapy.

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