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Disc Bulge

Perth Chiropractors are regularly presented with patients experiencing both neck pain and back pain. Whilst the majority of neck pain and back pain can be easily treated with Chiropractic intervention, some cases of neck pain and back pain may need more extensive treatment.

Often when patients have severe back pain or neck pain they are concerned they may have a bulging disc or slipped disc. Clinically the condition that these terms are referring to is Disc Herniation. As with all back pain and neck pain, Disc Herniations come in varying severities. It also important to remember that some instances of Disc Herniations can be due to the natural ageing process. 

It is important to consult with the Perth Chiropractor near you when you develop back pain and neck pain. Your Perth Chiropractor will be able to examine your back pain, and offer the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. 

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Disc Bulge Symptoms


Whilst back pain and neck pain can have varying symptoms, it is important to know which symptoms may be more sever than others. If your back pain is originating from a disc herniation, you firstly notice that you have most likely developed a restriction on movement in the back or neck, depending on the area of discomfort. In combination to this, there a few other symptoms to be on the look out for if you have back pain or neck pain;

  • Pain down your legs and/or arms beginning in your back or neck and radiating down to your toes and fingers

  • Numbness or tingling into the arms and/or legs that radiates down to your toes and/or fingers

  • Weakness in your legs and/or arms

If any of the above symptoms accompany your neck pain or back pain, it is important to consult with the Perth Chiropractor near you. Dependent on the combination and presentation of your symptoms, it can be indicative of a more severe Disc Herniation. Your Perth Chiropractor will be able to perform a Neurological Examination to to assist in determining the extent of your back pain. 

Whilst symptoms of Disc Herniations can be quite severe, much of the Perth population can have Disc Herniations that are asymptomatic. For this reason, just because your scan shows you have a disc bulge, this does not mean it is the origin of your back pain or neck pain. If the origin of your back pain or neck pain is incorrectly diagnosed it can lead to prolonged symptoms. 

Disc Bulge Treatment

Back pain and neck pain, even those episodes involving disc herniations can be managed and treated using a range of techniques. The techniques utilised by your Perth Chiropractor will be dependent on a few factors. This will include, patient preference, practitioner preference, severity of disc herniation, patient comorbidities and other factors that may affect the outcome of your back pain or neck pain.


Some of the techniques used by our Chiropractors for the treating the symptoms associated of disc herniations could include Chiropractic Adjustments. Soft Tissues Therapies, Spinal Traction, Dry Needing, Neuromobilisation, Rehab Exercises and Lifestyle Advice. This list is not all inclusive and treatment for your back pain or neck pain may vary. Please fee free to contact the Perth Chiropractor near you to discuss any queries may have in regards treating your back pain or neck pain. 

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