The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. But when a disc is damaged, it may bulge. Our procedures have great success in treating herniated and bulging disc sufferers.
There is a difference between herniated and bulging discs. A bulging disc is a condition in which the nucleus (inner portion) of a spinal disc remains contained within the annulus fibrosis (outer portion), unlike a herniated disc in which the nucleus leaks out of the disc. This protrusion or bulge can put pressure on the surrounding nerve roots which can lead to pain that radiates down the back and/or other areas of the body depending on the location of the bulging disc.
I had a severe herniated disc and living a life of numbness and burning, pins and needles down my arm and in three fingers. I had constant radiating pain and fire down my left arm. I couldn't carry a purse on left side. I dropped items constantly. My fingers felt like ants were biting them. Now thanks to the treatments, I am a new person. I have my life back and feel fantastic.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, lumbar arthritis and degenerative disc disease eight years ago. About two months ago it went from bad to severe and I was pretty much bed ridden. I was difficult to walk or sit and I could never find a comfortable sleeping position. Within 36 hours of my first treatment I knew something good was happening, it was like the pain control knob was turned down from 10 to 4. I got better after each treatment and I have now started an exercise program that includes walking, stretching, isometrics and resistance training, not bad for only 4 weeks. Going from bedridden to active in one month fits my definition of a life saving procedure.