Chiropractor
Justin Tuttle

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Peoria Chiropractic Clinic Talks About Bulging Discs

Peoria Chiropractic Clinic Talks About Bulging Discs

Herniated or Bulging Discs

Have you ever heard of a slipped disc? It’s a misnomer. Discs never “slip”, but they can bulge. When they do, a Peoria chiropractor may be able to help.

Intervertebral disc disorders are referred to as "contained" or "non-contained." A bulging disc is considered a contained disc disorder.


What is a bulging disc?

A bulging disc is actually the tough outer layer of cartilage in between your vertebrae that has not fully broken open - think of squeezing a balloon filled with hair gel. The disc may protrude into the spinal canal without pain or breaking open, instead, a small bubble pops out but remains attached to the disc.

Discs are exactly the right size to fit between your vertebrae, so when a disc bulges it extends outside the space it should normally occupy and can push into nerves in your spinal column.

Bulging is considered part of the normal aging process of the disc, making bulging discs an extremely common spinal injury. A bulging disc can stay relatively pain free and undetected until you twist the wrong way, lift the wrong object, sneeze or cough. A bulging disc can cause excruciating pain, lead to a diminished range of motion and can in some cases cause organ dysfunction.

The good news is that even an acute disc bulge can heal itself over time and your chiropractor can likely help the healing process happen more efficiently.

Here are 4 steps you can follow to ease the pain of a bulging disc:

1. Develop a relationship with your Peoria chiropractor

There are many bulging disc treatments; talk to your chiropractor and ask questions about your MRI or X-ray. Everyone is different and a good chiropractor can help you find the correct wellness path and will not close off any avenue to get you well.


2. Improve your posture

Reduce or eliminate bending, lifting, twisting and even sitting for too long.
Sleep on your back with your knees propped up, or on your side with a pillow between your legs. These simple adjustments will ease the stress on the disc in question.


3. Strengthen your core

Your abdominal muscles and leg muscles all support your back. Modified yoga or Pilates routines that eliminate twisting, stooping or bending can help heal your bulging disc or help to prevent further damage.

Contact our team at Tuttle Chiropractic today if you are suffering with this problem. We look forward to hearing from you.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday8:30am - 6pm
Thursday8:30am - 6pm
Friday9am - 11am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

6808 North Knoxville Avenue Suite B
Peoria, IL 61614

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What Our Patients Say

"Dr. Tuttle is one of the best chiropractors in Peoria. It is easy to get in for an appointment, as he will fit you in. My back has never felt better."
Erica F.

"Dr. Tuttle keeps me pain free! Without adjustments, my neck and shoulders would ache constantly. I’m so glad I found Dr. Tuttle."
Raz S.

"Dr. Tuttle has helped me with preventative care over the last two years. I’ve really noticed a difference in my body’s flexibility from the time I started."
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Tuttle Chiropractic
6808 North Knoxville Avenue Suite B
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 693-9200

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday8:30am - 6pm
Thursday8:30am - 6pm
Friday9am - 11am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed