Disc Bulge Treatment To Repair & Reverse Bulging Disks 

Disc bulge or bulging discs are treatable, reversible & recoverable without injections or surgery. The most effective alternative to disc bulge surgery is the integrative methods of NSD Therapy® through specialized medical devices combined with chiropractic, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation.

Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) targets a bulging disc through advanced therapy devices, technologies, and methodologies incorporated in NSD Therapy® protocols. CSC’s breakthrough treatment for bulging discs, herniated discs, and other slipped discs has helped thousands recover without corticosteroid injections or spine surgery. We have the perfect non-surgical option for a bulging disc; call or visit one of our centers today for holistic slipped disc treatments that repair bulging discs!

All You Need To Know About Disc Bulge

side view of spine with bulging disc shown

The vertebral disc is a soft but sturdy pad separating the vertebra (bones of the spine). They are highly specialized structures that act as shock absorbers, connecting our spinal bones and serving the following functions: 

  • A ligament that holds the spinal bones together
  • As a pivotal point allowing motion
  • Part of our body’s shock-absorbing mechanisms, which takes stresses away from the spinal joints

Each spinal bone except the first has a vertebral disc (spinal disc) attached to it. Spinal discs are found at each segment in the following manner: Spinal discs are between all spinal bones, except when it comes to C1 and C2, the first two bones under the base of the skull. In the following manner:

  • Six discs in the cervical spine (neck)
  • Twelve discs in the thoracic spine (upper and mid-back)
  • Five discs in the lumbar spine (lower back)

Disc Bulge is a treatable slipped disc without surgery when you receive targeted advanced treatment methods with specialized methods & technology. CSC can eliminate the pain and root causes of a bulging disc; call us now for disc bulge treatment to repair & reverse your bulging disks.

Disc Bulge: Causes, Symptoms & Best Treatment Options

Disc Bulge is a treatable slip disc without injections or surgery. The key to recovery from a bulging disc is targeted treatments that repair the actual causes of a disc bulge. The best and most efficient disc bulge treatment is NSD Therapy combined with chiropractic and physiotherapy. CSC is the only center in Malaysia to offer NSD Therapy® treatments for disc bulges and other slipped discs. We can eliminate the pain and root causes of a bulging disc.

What Causes A Disc Bulge?

A disc bulge is a slip disc where the center of the spinal disc (nucleus pulposus) pushes on its outer fibers (annulus fibrosis), causing them to bulge, slip, or displace outwards. Poor posture, prolonged sitting, and improper lifting subjects the disc to increased stress, causing them to wear out (degenerate), leading to spinal disc bulges in the neck or lower back. Other causes may include:

  1. Obesity
  2. Scoliosis
  3. Notochordal persistency (spinal bone malformation)
  4. Schuurman’s disease
  5. Schmorl’s nodes
  6. Congenital spinal anomalies

What Are The Common Signs & Symptoms Of A Bulging Disc?

A bulging disc (disk) becomes symptomatic when the annular fibers or outer fibers of spinal disc fibers encroach, compress, impinge, or irritate spinal nerves or the spinal cord. The location or severity of symptoms depends on the size of bulging or herniated discs and their approximate location. The most common symptoms of disc bulge include:

  • Neck or Back pain
  • Headaches & migraines (disc bulge in the upper or mid-neck)
  • Radicluopathies (pain, numbness & tingling down the arms or legs)
  • Weakness in the arms or legs

Signs and symptoms of a bulging disc in the neck (cervical spine) differ when compared to the upper & mid-back (thoracic spine) or the lower back (lumbar spine or lumbosacral region). In the initial stages, a disc bulge may not cause any pain. However, you can expect stiffness, discomfort, or pain as the bulging progress. In later stages, more additional symptoms present if the disc bulges progress and protrudes to a point where the bulging disc puts pressure on nearby nerves.

Sings & Symptoms Of Disc Bugle In The Neck

The three most common sites for a bulging disc in the neck are the C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7. The largest spinal disc is C5-C6, followed by the C4-C5 and C6-C7. The most common site of disc bulge in the neck is at the C5-C6 motion segment. A disc bulge in the neck can cause aches and pain with far-reaching consequences. We have listed the most common signs and symptoms below:

    1. Neck stiffness or neck pain
    2. Headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo, or tinnitus
    3. Pain & discomfort at the top of the shoulder, upper back, shoulder blade, or chest
    4. Numbness & tingling in shoulders, arms, hands, or finger
    5. Weakness in shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, and fingers
    6. Burning sensation in the upper chest, shoulder blade, upper back, shoulders, arms, or hand

Severe cases of cervical disc bulge in which the spinal cord is compressed moderately or severely can cause serious health issues, including chest pain, difficulty breathing, weakness or paralysis in arms and legs, and heart, lung, bowel & balder issues.

Sings & Symptoms Of Disc Bulge In The Lower Back

Disc bulge in the lower back is most common at L4-L5 or L5-S1. Spinal nerves of the L4-L5 and The L5-S1 spinal motion segments form the sciatic nerve. A bulging disc that compresses spinal nerves at L4-L5 or L5-S1 often causes sciatica or sciatica-like nerve pains or symptoms down one or both legs. Here are the most common symptoms associated with a bulging disc in the lower back:

    1. Lower back pain, stiffness, or discomfort
    2. Pain or discomfort in the groin, buttocks, or hips
    3. Pain down one or both legs (sciatica)
    4. Numbness, tingling, or burning sensations down one or both legs
    5. Numbness & tingling in feet, toes, or bottom of the foot
    6. Weakness in thighs, legs, or feet
    7. Pain when coughing or sneezing
    8. Discomfort and stiffness when standing following prolonged sitting
    9. Increased pain, numbness, or tingling when standing or walking

A moderate or severe disc bulge is often seen in patients with facet hypertrophy, spondylolisthesis, or hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum. A moderate or severe disc bulge can lead to paralysis or bowel & bladder issues in these circumstances, making it a serious health issue.

Can A Disc Bugle Be Repaired & Reversed?

A bulging disc is reversible and repairable without surgery if you get treatments that target damaged tissues holistically. The best non-surgical treatment for a bulging disc is the NSD Therapy® method which incorporates a combination of chiropractic, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation. Holistic non-surgical disc bulge treatment requires specialized skills and advanced therapy devices that focus on damaged spinal disc fibers.

Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides holistic and comprehensive disc bulge treatment that repairs & reverses bulging disks without surgery or injections, call us today!

What Is The Best Treatment For Disc Bulge?

Combining non-rotatory treatments provided by chiropractors and physiotherapists is ideal for bulging discs and other forms of slipped discs. The best bulging disc treatment is NSD Therapy®. NSD Therapy® is a highly specialized and customized non-surgical treatment for bulging discs through evidence-based methodologies of chiropractic, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and nutrition focusing on repairing muscle, ligament, joint, and spinal disc damage through manual methods combined with the treatment provided by breakthrough therapy devices including:

  • High-Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT)
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Flexion-distraction therapy
  • Cryo-Thermal therapy by QMD

Can Supplements & Vitamins Help Patients With Bulging Discs?

Vitamins and dietary supplements are natural. However, they can cause harmful side effects in some. Vitamins and nutritional supplements are only helpful when combined with personalized therapy programs that target damaged spinal discs. Before you take any supplements, you must speak with your medical doctor to ensure that they are suitable.

A thorough medical assessment by your family physician is critical before you start your vitamins and supplements for patients with bulging discs.

Therefore, we encourage all bulging disc patients to speak with their medical doctor about the following three supplements:

  1. Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM & Hyaluronic Acid
  2. Mogea-3 Fatty Acids
  3. Vitamin C with Zinc

Contact CSC today to learn about advanced non-surgical treatment options for a bulging disc. Start a customized disc bulge treatment to repair & reverse your bulging disks with lasting relief.

Vertebral Disc

cross section of L4-L5 segment shown

About 25% of the spine’s length comes from the 23 vertebral discs. In other words, the vertebral discs of an average person collectively form 18cm of the spine’s length. A Noteworthy point: discs are progressively larger from the neck down:

  • Six (6) spinal discs in the neck (cervical)
  • Twelve (12) spinal discs in the middle back (thoracic)
  • And only Five (5) spinal discs in the lower back (lumbar)

Each of the 23 discs consists of three main components: 

  • Annulus Fibrosus:  Is the firm cartilage-like outer structure that attaches the disc to the vertebral end-plate
  • Nucleus Pulposus:  The Nucleus is the “gel-like” center of the disc, mainly made of water
  • Vertebral endplates:  Are the anchors of spinal discs, connecting the annulus and nucleus to spinal bones (vertebrae)

What Is A Bulging Disc?

Disc herniation & disc bulge MRI side view

The definition of a Disc Bulge is a disc that has swelled without the fibers contacting the Thecal Sac (a membranous protective sheet). The thecal sac is the protective tunnel-like housing that surrounds the spinal cord. However, disc bulge is being incorrectly used to define milder forms of a slipped disc in recent times. Nowadays, a disc bulge is a synonym for a slipped disc (disc herniation/protrusion).

Unfortunately, even some doctors are guilty of using the wrong term. Perhaps it has to do with simplicity or to ease a patient’s understanding of their condition.

Disc Bulge occurs in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. It happens when supporting outer fibers of a disc (annulus fibrosus) lose their inherent strength and succumb to daily activities’ stresses, leading to buckling of these fibers.

The medical term for this weakening leading to buckling of the annulus fibrosus is called a “bulging disc,” also known as a “disc bulge” or a “slip disc” (slipped disc). A disc bulge that fiber buckles excessively (to a point where they contact nearby tissues) is medically known as a herniated disc protruded or prolapsed disc (terms are denoting a slipped disc).

Annulus Fibrosus

The Annulus Fibrosus, better as the annular fiber or the annular ligament, is the spinal disc’s primary fibrous connective tissue. The Annulus fibrosus is the anchoring mechanism that attaches a disc to the vertebrae. In addition, it protects and contains the highly pressurized nucleus pulposus (the spinal disc’s heart and workhorse) in the center. These fibrous ligaments are layered successively in a ‘ring-like fashion. And it is this layered structure that gives the Annuls tremendous strength.

How Many Annular Fibers In A Spinal Disc?

Each disc contains 15 to 25 successive ring sheets arranged inside the other, called the Lamellae. The lamellae are bound and held together by the Elastin fibers, a protein chain containing proteoglycans. The Elastin fibers lie between the lamellae, giving the annular fiber strength and helping the disc tissue return to its original arrangement following bending, whether flexion or extension. So, when the disc fails to get the required amount of nutrients, it can bulge and succumb to degenerative changes and even pain. Yet, many with disc bulges can go on without even knowing the damage deep within their spine. Thus, so few will have mild pain, while others have no pain.

But, Keep in mind that having no pain is not a sign of good health. Many diseases have little to no pain until the end stages. For example, cancer, HIV, diabetes, and heart disease are all condition that is painless at the onset. In other words, these are those that end with a severe disc without any evident history of trauma. So, it is helpful to check minor aches or pains before it bogs you down.

Annulus Fibers & Elastin Fibers

a bulging disc top view

The complex intertwined interrelationship between the annulus fibers and elastin fibers is possible once disc nutrition needs are thoroughly understood.

The vertebral discs are avascular structures. For the spinal disc to meet its nutritional needs, nutrients must diffuse into a spinal disc. With these nutrients, disc cells make the precious aggrecans and the proteoglycans (building blocks). Now let’s dig in for some meat and potatoes.

It needs nutrients (water, protein, glucose, and oxygen) for the disc to survive. These nutrients are only available through the process of diffusion (sucked in). Once the nutrients are sucked in, they synthesize the proteoglycans and the larger Aggrecan molecules. The proteoglycans are like sponges; they can hold lots of water.

The proteoglycans are the molecules that suck the nutrients into a disc. Nutrients enter a vertebral disc to make proteoglycans. Once the nutrients are in, the cells of the disc get busy and manufacture lots of proteoglycans. Disc cells use nutrients and the newly formed proteoglycans for rebuilding and replenishing the existing proteoglycans. The proteoglycan molecules a vertebral disc manufacturer helps it stay healthy and repair damages following an injury.

Proteoglycans & The Spinal Disc

Proteoglycans are the main ingredients of the Annulus and Elastin fibers. With depleting supplies or decreased diffusion of nutrients, the annulus and elastin fibers degenerate. Therefore, disc health is all about having proper nutrients flow. Once the nutrients are in, the cells of the disc get busy and manufacture lots of proteoglycans.

Disc cells use nutrients and the formed proteoglycans for rebuilding and replenishing the proteoglycan needs of a disc. The annulus and elastin fibers are dependent on proteoglycans. Therefore, a deficiency in proteoglycans always leads to annular and elastin fiber damage. These injuries in the initial stages can result in a bugle. If neglected, it leads to a full-blown slipped disc. Therefore, you must fix small disc issues before they become dangerous. A disc bulge is treatable when caught and treated early. Call a Chiropractic Specialty Center® today to get the best disc bulge treatments.

When we treat patients with a “slipped disc” (slipped disc), our goal during therapy is to increase the blood flow to these structures. Our centers are the only centers in Malaysia to have the Technology needed (NSD Therapy®). Thus, we get results when others fail. Now, let’s get back to learning more about the disc.

Disc Excessive Stress & Disc Damage

When a disc is under excessive stress, it readily loses fluids, nutrients, and even proteoglycans. At times the rate of diffusion inwards is greatly surpassed by the speed of diffusion outwards. This loss translates to the disc’s inability to form sufficient quantities of proteoglycans. Consequently leading to a diminished form of the aggrecans or elastin fibers and eventual wear and tears. Resulting in a weak disc, unable to withstand the stresses of daily activities. A continued inability in the synthesis of proteoglycans initiates the degenerative disc cycle.

Degenerated Disc: A Leading Cause Of Bulged Spinal Disc

top view of degenerated disc

A non-degenerate, healthy adult vertebral disc is a stable structure capable of carrying the heaviest of bodies. The opposite goes for a degenerated disc. In a degenerated disc, the annulus fibers are not as resilient compared to a healthy spinal disc. The leading cause of disc degeneration is a deficiency of the required nutrients.

The continued loss of the proteoglycan molecule has a detrimental effect on the annulus fibers’ binding substance (elastin fibers). The long-term outlook of degenerated discs is one of continued weakness that ultimately succumbs to the stresses. A degenerated disc is leading to bulging or herniations. Disc herniation and disc bulge are commonly known as a slipped discs or “slip-disc.”

top view of moderate disc herniation

Now let’s see what researchers say. According to Dr. Urban and Dr. Roberts (world-renowned orthopedic surgeons): a healthy spinal disc does not bulge as quickly as previously believed. Some degenerative changes are necessary before a spinal disc bulges or herniate (slip disc or slipped disc). Dr. Lyons, Dr. Eisenstein, and Dr. Sweet state that the most significant biochemical change in disc degeneration is the loss of proteoglycans.

Degenerative Disc Disease Is An Illness In Need For Appropriate Care

It is not just Dr. Urban and Dr. Roberts who realized that there have to be degenerative changes in the spinal disc before it bulges or herniates. Medical researchers throughout the world agree that a degenerated disc is an unhealthy spinal disc. In other words, degenerative disc disease is an illness and not a so-called “normal finding.” 

Degenerative disc disease is an illness from which other, more dangerous conditions emerge. The sooner this disorder is dealt with, the better you are. Most presenters are now reporting degenerative disc disease as a source of pain. So, heed our advice, take care of your spine, and let us help you if you have any degenerative changes. Neglect and ignoring small issues lead to bigger problems such as a disc bulge or disc herniation down the line.

Neglected Degenerative Disc Disease Is The Leading Cause Of Bulging Intervertebral Disc Or Disc Herniation

A disc bulge is the beginning stage of a more serious condition, such as a herniated (slipped disc or slip disc) disc. A disc herniation occurs when buckling fibers (bulging) tear when disc material is in direct contact, compressing or irritating the spinal nerve’s delicate fibers or the spinal cord. Unfortunately, many with a disc bulge ignore the pain.

Some wait until they are unable to walk or in severe pain. However, our clinical team encouraged you to visit us before the damage progresses. We can fix a disc bulge. But, you will have to take the first step by contacting us. Our centers have the best clinical CSC chiropractors in Malaysia; best of all, our advanced spinal technology is geared towards fixing and repairing a disc bulge without spine surgery.

A disc bulge may present with co-conditions such as Modic Type I, Modic Type II, or III changes. Unfortunately, most centers that treat disc bulges in Malaysia have a poor understanding of Modic changes. If you have a bulging spinal disc, you need thorough assessments and targeted treatments of the bulging disc and any co-conditions present. Opt for care at Chiropractic Specialty Center®. Our technology, knowledge, and skills are superior to others. Call us today; we can help.

Annular Tears & Bulges In Spinal Discs

There is no tearing of the annular fibers in a disc bulge and no migration of the nucleus. However, the buckling fibers may irritate the Sinuvertebral Nerve. The Sinuvertebral Nerve is a nociceptive (specialized nerves that sense pain) nerve located in-between the outer layers of the annulus fibrosus. This type of pain, along with the pain caused by Degenerative Disc Disease, is often referred to as “discogenic pain” (pain arising from the disc).

Although a bulge (early Slipped disc or slipped disc) can be asymptomatic (causing no pain), it still is considered a health problem and should not be ignored. Neglect and improper therapy can accelerate the damage and predisposes a disc to a more severe and acutely painful condition such as a slipped (slip) disc (medically known as a disc herniation).

Many therapeutic procedures have come and gone, some helpful while others made things worse. To date, non-surgical decompression therapy is the best non-operative option for disc bulges or herniations (slip-disk or slipped disc). In other words, other forms of non-operative treatments will not repair without spinal decompression therapy.

RxDecom® Treatments For Spinal Disc Disorder

In 2007, our centers became the first in Malaysia to offer spinal decompression therapy. Since then, we have improved spinal decompression therapy in Malaysia with the RxDecom®.

RxDecom® provides the most advanced form of spinal decompression therapy in Malaysia. It is superior to other forms of spinal decompression therapy, as evident through our clinical success in challenging disc bulge and slipped disc cases. Chiropractic Specialty Center® in Kuala Lumpur was the first center to offer NSD Therapy®. NSD Therapy® is a specific non-surgical means of repairing spinal disc damage without injections or surgery. Our slip-disc treatment for the non-surgical repair and reversal of bulging discs, herniated discs, and extruded discs is second to none in Malaysia.

Furthermore, we enhance spinal decompression by combining it with clinical physiotherapy and treatments through the best chiropractic treatment. As a result, our patients recover faster and better when compared to others. Best of all, our methods of care are non-surgical. Our advice for those who think about getting spine surgery is to contact us for a second opinion. Spine surgery is irreversible, and a surgical failure can have far-reaching consequences. We have documented many cases by serial MRI scans showing a significant reduction in disc herniations, bulges, and even disc degeneration. And all this is made possible by our technology and methods that render: spinal decompression therapy.

Traction Is Not Spinal Decompression

Many peddle their traction machines as a real “Spinal Decompression Units.”

This far-fetched lie was distributed for monetary gains. No research has proven the effectiveness of traction on a disc herniation (slip disc or slipped disc). When writing this article, Chiropractic Specialty Center® is the only center where you can get treated by a true spinal decompression therapy device. Best of all, our methods are better through CSC’s NSD Therapy® methods.

Don’t be fooled by typical traction devices; keep in mind that traction therapy devices are not alike. The best one is the RxDecom® available at all Chiropractic Specialty Center® locations. The RxDecom® is superior because the DTS system of treatment is through traction therapy and spinal decompression. Spinal decompression devices are superior to the typical traction and even better than the DTS traction system.

The RxDecom® is the best of spinal decompression therapy devices!

In our centers, we use both the DTS systems and the RxDecom®. Our clinical successes with the RxDecom® are better than the DTS systems. Visit one of our centers to learn more about DTS traction and RxDecom® (Spinal Decompression Therapy). Call one of our centers and get the relief you need today.

The chiropractors and physiotherapists of Chiropractic Specialty Center® have the expertise and technology to reverse and even fix a disc bulge and disc herniation (slipped disc). Help is just a phone call away. So call us now, and we can help. 

NSD Therapy® Is The Evolution Of Spinal Decompression Therapy.

NSD Therapy has increased the success rate in the non-surgical treatment of slip disc (slipped disc). Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers NSD Therapy® through a unique collaborative care system that is far more effective when compared to any other center or clinic. NSD Therapy® is through the efforts of our chiropractors and physiotherapists. So, the care you get is through non-operative spine experts with advanced technology.

This form of rehabilitative therapy increases the rate of inward diffusion of nutrients, even in the presence of a degenerated disc. An increase in nutrients leads to increased disc cells’ production that repairs the degenerated and damaged discal tissue. According to medical research, Decompression therapy is 86% effective in treating sciatica, Posterior Facet Syndrome, Degenerative disc, bulging disc, and herniated disc. However, our success is higher than that of the published research.

Perhaps it is because of our collaborative systems of combined treatments with Spinal Decompression Therapy. We are proud to inform all that our success with slipped disc patients is better than 95%. We succeeded when others fail.

We Are At The Forefront Of Non-Surgical Spine Care!

We have brought in World-Class technology that others do not have. We attribute our successes to our teams, advanced methods, training, and union of since and technology in a manner never performed before. Thus, so our research-based clinical chiropractors have the knowledge and skills to fix and repair a bulging disc without drugs or spine surgery. So, call us now.

If you suffer from intense acute & chronic back pain, sciatica, spondylosis, or slipped disc (slip disc). Call us. We can help. We succeed when others fail. Our clinical team welcomes difficult and challenging condition and have treated many severe and even some so-called “impossible” conditions with great success. We hope to do the same for you. contact CSC today to discover how disc bulge is treatable & repairable with CSC’s technology through NSD Therapy®.

A disc bulge is treatable and reversible. Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers compressive disc bulge treatment to repair & reverse bulging disks through advanced non-surgical methods, call or visit a center near you today!

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