How can Chiropractic Care help a Bulging Disc?

The trained chiropractors at Minnesota Movement in Excelsior frequently treat bulging discs and their subsequent symptoms. It is important for patients to be aware that bulging discs are very common and in fact often present without causing any symptoms. Though it is possible for bulging discs’ ‘jelly’ (nucleus pulposus) to be reabsorbed into the body over time, there is no therapy that will “put the disc back in place” immediately. Research is showing that the timeline under conservative care for bulging discs to typically get back to 100% is about 3-4 months on average.


Bulging discs can happen very easily. Even something as mundane as bending over to pick up a pencil can cause a disc to bulge outwards, putting pressure on the spinal cord or it’s nerve roots. What happens to cause this is when our body’s pressure exceeds the capacity for the discs to maintain their structure.

Symptoms of a Bulging Disc includes:

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Leg Pain, Numbness, Tingling, or Loss of Sensation

  • Arm Pain, Numbness, Tingling, or Loss of Sensation

  • Sciatica

Bulging Disc treatments utilized include:

  • Chiropractic Manipulation or Spinal Adjustments

  • Manual Muscle Therapy

  • Active Release Technique (ART)

  • RockBlades Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • Graston Technique

  • Cross Friction Massage

  • Corrective Exercises specifically for the core engagement

  • Neuromuscular Re-education and Rehabilitation

  • Kinesiology Taping with RockTape