Chiropractic care is a natural, safe, and
effective treatment for the relief of bulging discs.
Dr. Norris uses a state-of-the-art approach
to correcting spinal misalignments,
gently and effectively getting you better results in less time.
You may be thinking "what is causing my disc to bulge, herniate, slip, tear, or even protrude?'
A bulging disc (protrusion) occurs when the disc annulus remains intact but forms an outpouching that can press against the nerves. A true herniated disc (also called a ruptured or slipped disc) occurs when the disc annulus cracks or ruptures, allowing the gel-filled center to squeeze out. A sequestered disc is when the inner disc contents fragment off the disc and become loose, this requires surgery.
Dr. Norris had found great success with bulging and even herniated discs. Every case is different of course and an MRI usually helps Dr. Norris give an accurate prognosis for conservative and natural chiropractic treatments.
Finding long-lasting disc pain relief can oftentimes prove difficult. Many people feel like they have tried everything out there and have felt like there is no hope of feeling better and enjoying the activities they once loved. However, after working with Dr. Norris and getting the root cause of the problem corrected they have found they too, can live the active lifestyle they desire with minimal or zero limitations.
Whether you've had the disc bulges for a few weeks or a few decades, Dr. Norris can help you with his expert spine treatment aided by advanced diagnostic testing to find the root cause of the problem while utilizing his gentle approach to correct the problem at the source. If he finds that he can't correct the problem himself, he'll work with you to find the best solution for your condition.
Dr. Norris' approach focuses on removing neurological interference caused by spinal misalignments and correcting the curve to the spine, therefore, optimizing your healing potential and taking the pressure off the discs. The benefits of his approach are not limited to pain relief, but oftentimes patients notice they sleep better, have more energy, better focus, and more enthusiasm for their favorite activities again!
Causes of Disc Bulges and Disc Herniations
Many people think about lifting injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, or even genetics when it comes to the cause of disc bulging and herniations. However, Dr. Norris finds that many of the people who come into Koru with discogenic pain have not had any recent traumatic accidents, and most don't even have a history of trauma either.
So why do so many people suffer from discogenic (pain caused by disc bulge or herination) pain then? What Dr. Norris finds is that many people who are suffering from disc pain have lots of micro-trauma.
Micro-traumas are everyday activities such as sitting at a desk all day or driving for long periods of time, carrying a heavy briefcase or handbag on the same shoulder day after day, or very commonly extensive cell-phone usage leading to postural distortions of the spine that put an extreme load or stress on the spine, which can then cause the discs to bulges under this increased stress. Every patient has their own story and unique issues, but the common underlying factor Dr. Norris most often finds is Text Neck and Forward Head Posture.
Text Neck AKA Tech Neck
The technical term is Loss of Cervical Lordosis but it is often called Military Neck, Cervical Kyphosis, Text Neck, or Tech Neck. Loss of cervical lordosis used it to be known to be primarily caused by whiplash injuries but is now know for chronic cell phone, videogame or computer use, hence the term 'text' or 'tech' neck.
Dr. Norris is always amazed to see the generational differences in people's spines, those that grew up with 'technology' and those who didn't. In fact, Dr. Norris, unfortunately, finds that most people younger than generation X have partial if not full loss of cervical curve, and in most cases no history of trauma. Many are experience discogenic pain and even numbness and tingling in the arms or legs.
Tech Neck can lead to a lifetime of spinal health problems. Starting with poor posture, but eventually leading to stiff and tender muscles, muscle spasms, spinal pain, disc pain and herniations, numbness and tingling, sciatica, tension headaches, migraines, and much more as it starts to negatively impact the autonomic nervous system, which controls all the organ systems in your body. Dr. Norris evaluates your Autonomic Nervous System function on your initial visit and before every gentle adjustment. This neurologically-based approach makes him very different than most other Chiropractors, and because of that, he often gets results where others have come short.
Disc Bulging or Herniation Pain Treatment
There are several reliable forms of disc pain treatment and most of our patients have tried just about everything before they find us. This is unfortunate because most healthcare practitioners just chase the pain, which is what makes Dr. Norris different. Not that he doesn't care about how you feel and that you are feeling progressively better under his care, but what he finds is that if you correct the root cause of the problem at the source then all the other conditions start to resolve themselves. This is because above all else, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself, especially under the right conditions. This oftentimes means your spine does NOT need adjusting where it hurts, even though you are experiencing pain there, the problem is higher up or even lower down in the spine.
Add Dr. Norris's advanced approach to spinal care to that innate healing potential and we've got a recipe for success! Dr. Norris finds that once starting with a patient is is only a matter of TIME before that start doing the activities they love and living their happiest, healthiest, best lives! He's helped dozens of people avoid surgery and drugs with natural and conservative chiropractic care.
Dr. Norris is certified in the two most advanced techniques in Chiropractic as well as being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He uses this unique background to provide a combination of gentle adjustments, spinal strengthening and stabilizing exercises, spinal stretches and mobilizations, and more.
Let us help you make your need for disc pain relief a thing of the past!