Bulging Disc

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Back Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Burning, tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Postural changes

A Disc bulge (bulging disc), protrusion, herniation or prolapse is a common condition that can cause these symptoms.

How do Chiropractors treat Disc Bulge?

Bulging disc or herniated disc treatment by Cox® certified Chiropractors at Melbourne Spine Clinic and Malvern Chiropractic Clinic uses Cox® Flexion-Distraction therapy, a low force spinal therapy which has been shown to treat disc disease and discomfort by decreasing intra-discal pressure, and therefore decompressing and diminishing the disc protrusion, disc bulge or disc herniation.

A demonstration of Cox® Technic can be viewed here

Bulging disc treatment using spinal disc decompression therapy, like spinal manipulation has been proven over and over as the conservative therapy of choice for reducing spinal nerve root compression and hence spinal pain. Cox® Flexion-Distraction is the gold standard in conservative treatment used by back pain specialists to treat disc conditions.

Spinal disc decompression therapy is a gentle and effective, 
non-surgical solution to pain and dysfunction caused by the bulging disc.


Research shows that the following outcomes can be achieved using Cox® Flexion-Distraction:

1. Increases disc space height by 17%

2. Increases the nerve exit points in the spine directing spinal nerves to every part of the body by up to 28%

3. Reduces intradiscal pressure by up to 192 mm Hg, hence removing discal compartment pressure on sensitive spinal nerve roots

4. Restores spinal joints functional range of motion

5. Provides a sedating and relieving effect on nerve conduction with considerable pain relieving outcomes.

Throughout your treatment, your practitioner will also provide a stretching and strengthening routine you can undertake at home to ensure your spine rehabilitates to its fullest potential.

Doctors at Melbourne Spine Clinic and Malvern Chiropractic Clinic, who treat bulging discs contribute the worldwide body of research on patients who undergo treatment utilising Cox® Flexion-Distraction.

A report by Dr Joel Dixon can be viewed here

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