Between each of our 24 vertebrae, there is a gel-filled disc that acts as a shock absorber and helps our spine function. When a disc experiences trauma, whether it be a sporting injury or a car accident, it can become damaged, and may bulge, pushing back into the spinal canal. Depending on where the bulging disc is located, you can experience pain in the neck or pain in the leg. If you experience a pain of any sort, discuss treatment options with Dr. Clay Warren D.C. of Cornerstone Wellness Center.

The spine can take a beating, from daily activities, to even sitting or standing all day. Over time, the discs begin to degenerate and weaken, often resulting in strain or injury, poor posture, and inactivity. In order to treat the bulging disc, Dr. Warren will need to take an X-ray as well as conduct a physical exam. Likely methods include physical therapy and/or spinal manipulation.

If you have questions or concerns regarding a bulging disc, please give us a call. To learn about services provided at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Clay Warren D.C. at Cornerstone Wellness Center in Mesa, AZ, call 480-832-5777.