Bulging Disc Neck

Bulging Disc Treatment

Bulging Disc Neck
Bulging and Herniated Discs - Courtesy Mayo Clinic

Physicians tend to first recommend a conservative course of action with regard to bulging discs in the neck. It is sensible to restrict lifting and allow the body adequate recovery time and rest. Heat and ice therapy to stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation is a common suggestion as is anti-inflammatory medication and perhaps even cortisone injections. If the injury is mild to moderate the bulging disc often will heal on its own in 6 - 8 weeks, as long as the patient allows for proper rest.

Spinal Decompression

Another available treatment option is non-surgical spinal disc decompression, although this is generally used for herniated discs, it may also alleviate bulging disc problems before they become symptomatic. There are many devices that provide neck pain relief through the use of spinal decompression. Unfortunately several of these do not work for the upper spine and cervical area, rather they are lumbar extenders only.

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Last Updated: 10/04/2010