Disc Bulge

The disc is the cushion found between our spinal segments and if it undergoes trauma or repetitive overuse it can push out into the space that the nerve is causing pain into the arms if at the neck level and into the legs if in the low back area. The disc material can protrude causing nerve impingement or compression leading to decreased mobility, weakness, pain, numbness or tingling, and difficulty walking. PT can help to improve your joint stability, mobility, teach you proper body mechanics to reduce your symptoms, provide traction to decompress, improve your strength and allow for your body to reabsorb the misplaced disc material. At times surgery is required for disc issues and PT can help both pre and post surgery to improve your function.