Collaborative Care for Bulging Discs


Bulging discs can happen to anyone at any age. However, they are more common in older adults and people who engage in strenuous physical activity for long periods. Understanding the causes and symptoms associated with treating a bulging disc is essential to prevent this issue from worsening. If you think bulging discs may be an issue, please visit us at Divergent Innovative Health Care in Calgary.

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Innovative Solutions for Bulging Discs

Our Calgary Health Clinic offers a diverse range of treatment options specifically designed to address bulging discs. Please explore various options tailored to your individual needs and preferences:

Focused Shockwave

Focused Shockwave Therapy

Focal Shockwave therapy employs high-energy sound waves to reach deep tissues affected by bulging discs. These waves trigger the body’s innate healing mechanisms, enhancing blood circulation, mitigating inflammation, and promoting tissue rejuvenation. By pinpointing precise pain points, this therapy alleviates discomfort from bulging discs.

Radial Shockwave

Radial Shockwave Therapy

Radial shockwave therapy can help with bulging discs by promoting increased blood flow and stimulating the body’s natural healing process. The therapy can also help break down scar tissue and reduce inflammation around the affected area. By targeting the source of pain and promoting tissue regeneration, radial shockwave therapy can aid in the healing and strengthening of bulging discs.

Robotic Laser Therapy

Robotic Laser Therapy

The FX 635 is an innovative addition to our Calgary clinic and represents cutting-edge technology for addressing bulging disc-related back pain. This innovative laser treatment utilizes bio-stimulation to precisely target the source of discomfort, promote cell healing, and effectively alleviate pain.

TECAR Radio-frequency

TECAR Radio-frequency

Deep tissue therapy radio-frequency utilizes radio waves to generate deep heat within the tissues surrounding any bulged or herniated disc. The resulting increase in blood flow reduces inflammation and facilitates the healing processes. TECAR can help relieve muscle tension and stiffness, leading to improved hip flexibility and range of motion.

Medical Management

Medical Management

Medical management acts as your body’s partner in tackling bulging disc pain. Medication and muscle relaxants can alleviate discomfort, while anti-inflammatories reduce swelling and pressure on irritated nerves. Our medical team collaborates to create an optimal treatment plan.

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression addresses bulging discs by gently stretching the spine. This creates a vacuum effect within the disc, potentially pulling the bulging material back towards its normal position. By relieving pressure on irritated nerves, decompression can reduce pain and inflammation. This improved environment may also promote disc healing for long-term relief.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy focuses on relieving pain, improving mobility, and strengthening the surrounding muscles to support the spine. Our therapists employ evidence-based techniques such as targeted exercises, manual therapy, and traction to alleviate pressure on the affected disc and surrounding nerves.

Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic care focuses on improving spinal alignment and reducing pressure on nerves around bulging discs. Divergent’s experienced Chiropractors use manual adjustments to gently nudge vertebrae back into place to create more space for the bulging disc. This can relieve pain caused by irritated nerves and improve overall mobility.

ARX Omni Rehab Training

ARX Omni Rehab Training

ARX Omni employs a safe and adjustable resistance system tailored to enhance mobility and flexibility for individuals with bulging discs. This therapy dynamically adapts resistance to your movements, facilitating a personalized regimen to fortify back muscles. Improved back functionality can reduce both the frequency and intensity of pain.

ARX Alpha Strength Training

ARX Alpha Strength Training

ARX Alpha targets bulging discs by enhancing your back’s musculoskeletal strength. This improved resilience reduces both the frequency and intensity of back pain. Through real-time monitoring and advanced sensors, it offers precise resistance while reducing injury risks. This holistic method enhances overall back health in half the time of conventional approaches.

EMSCULPT NEO

EMSCULPT NEO

Utilizing intense electromagnetic waves, EMSCULPT NEO stimulates robust muscle contractions in the core, enhancing posture and bolstering spinal support. This innovative treatment can help alleviate back pain associated with bulging discs and improve local blood circulation to relieve inflammation.

Injectable Pain Therapy

Injectable Pain Therapy

Injectable pain therapy pinpoints areas of the back affected by bulging discs. Medications are injected near irritated nerves or tissues to diminish inflammation and pain signals. This targeted approach directly addresses the source of pain, offering swift relief and enabling individuals to participate in physical therapy and rehabilitation programs effectively.

Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Kinesiology analyzes and improves body movement patterns, which can alleviate stress on joints and muscles. It uses techniques such as muscle testing and corrective exercises to address imbalances and weaknesses that may contribute to pain. By enhancing functional movement and posture, kinesiology can reduce the likelihood of injury and chronic pain.

Rapid Neuro Fasical Reset

Rapid Neuro Fasical Reset

Rapid Neuro Fascial Reset targets and releases tension in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles. By applying precise and focused pressure, RNFR interrupts the pain cycle and promotes the rehydration and reorganization of the fascial fibers. This process enhances mobility and reduces pain by restoring proper function to the affected areas. Additionally, RNFR can stimulate the nervous system, helping to recalibrate pain perception and further diminish discomfort.

Bracing

Bracing

Lumbar braces for bulging discs act like a support system for your spine. They compress the core and surrounding muscles, offloading stress from the bulging disc. This can provide immediate pain relief and improve posture. Braces can be combined with strengthening exercises for long-term stability and pain management.

Causes & Symptoms of Bulging Discs

Natural aging and disc degeneration are common causes of bulging discs. As we age, our spinal discs become more vulnerable to damage. Some of the possible causes of bulging discs include:

  • Weakened back muscles
  • Bad posture during sleep, standing or sitting
  • Heavy lifting or injury that puts a continuous strain on the disc
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle or smokers
  • Obesity
  • High-contact sports and activities
  • Runners who do not wear shoes with proper support

Detecting a bulging disc before it progresses to the herniation stage can be challenging because individuals often experience minimal pain. 

When symptoms progress, you may experience numbness or even tingling, ranging from moderate to severe. When patients begin to feel these sensations, the disc has already reached the herniation stage. Common symptoms are pain in the thighs, lower spine, buttocks, and feet. Additionally, some people may experience difficulty walking or holding things. If you are experiencing these symptoms it is important to be evaluated by an experienced professional.

Back Pain Expertise: A Collaborative Advantage

Our adept team of specialists is ready to diagnose a multitude of conditions with precision. We’re committed to delivering top-tier expertise by tailoring our care to your unique requirements. Through seamless collaboration, our practitioners will diagnose and create individualized treatment strategies optimized for your needs.

We have assembled a diverse team of highly skilled professionals comprising of:

Safe & Effective Care


Safety and efficacy are top priorities at our Calgary Health Clinic. Treatments for bulging discs are non-invasive and do not involve injections or drugs. Our doctors will perform a physical exam and appropriate tests to determine a proper diagnosis. Your entire spine will be treated and you will also be given nutritional recommendations to continue living without pain.

Our in-house medical doctor, chiropractors, physiotherapists and kinesiologists work together to determine your best solution. Over the years, our clinic has developed effective protocols using collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach. This approach widens the scope of our practice, resulting in a much better prognosis for the patient.

Bulging Disc Doctors Near Me


Don’t let a bulging disc hold you back any longer. With our innovative treatment approach, you can break free from the constraints of pain and rediscover the joy of movement. Please contact us at Divergent Innovative Health Care in Calgary. At our comprehensive pain and injury clinic, a future of living pain-free awaits.