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Don't Let Your MRI Results Scare You

Updated: May 3, 2023

There is a good chance you’re walking around right now with a Disc bulge. This statistic might be scary, but it doesn’t need to be. These statistics are the percentage of people walking around with a disc bulge and are experiencing NO PAIN.

Our bodies are incredible machines with the ability to heal themselves. Disc bulges are part of life. Think about this, we have billions of bacteria and viruses on our body right now. Just because they are there, doesn’t mean we are sick. And even if one of those bacteria takes over our immune system, we aren’t sick for the rest of our lives.

The same thing is true with disc bulges. They come and go based on the pressure, load, and stress put on our spines. But they DO heal. If you had a disc bulge found 20 years ago, it HAS healed by now.

The importance of this message is that sometimes the results of our MRIs still don’t tell us what is truly causing the pain. Sometimes X-rays, MRIs, CTs, etc. end up scaring us more. They tell us we have a disc bulge, when we might just have a trigger point or a strained muscle.

And if you do have a disc bulge that is causing pain, that doesn’t mean you need surgery. 97% of disc herniations heal without surgery. Try conservative care instead! Give us a call at (615)-900-5187 or schedule an appointment on our website: Let us help you!

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