HOW CAN I RELIEVE PAIN AND DISCOMFORT FROM A BULGING DISC?
A bulging disc (or slipped disc) is a common spinal injury pertaining to the intervertebral discs that make up your spine. These discs are spongy cushions that sit between your vertebrae to act as a shock absorbant. They can “slip”or move out of position due to incorrect manual handling techniques, repetitive trauma, poor posture or spinal degeneration. Common symptoms include pain at the level of injury, numbness, and aggravated pain when sitting for long periods of time or bending over.
Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports or braces with medical-grade compression target the pains symptoms related to a bulging disc to provide relief and stability. The compression and straps are designed to help with stabilising the spine to relieve any extra pressure that may stress it. Our back supports also help to improve mobility to allow you to continue to perform everyday activities without experiencing any restrictions to movement.
HOW TO TREAT PAIN CAUSED BY A BULGING DISC
- A physiotherapist or exercise physiologist can help manage and treat your symptoms through exercise prescription to improve mobility, reduce pain and prevent further injury.
- Painkillers such as anti-inflammatories (e.g. Nurofen) may help to ease pain and inflammation.
- Heat Packs. Applying heat to the affected area may help to loosen tight muscles and increase blood circulation to the area.
- Severe or persistent pain should be investigated by your doctor or physiotherapist.
Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.