I have degenerative disc disease. I've been taking treatments for the past five years or so. During those years, I've seen two different doctors. I decided to join my husband at his doctor, because he had a wide range of treatment equipment. I felt great relief from them.
This lasted for about a year or so until our doctor decided to move out into his own establishment. I was OK with it, but didn't know that the equipment was limited. He had one adjustment table and two therapy tables. Over time (past four months) I was not improving. During the adjustments I told him that it really hurt. He would tell me I would be fine, so I went along with it.
I could not put up with the pain any longer and asked for an X-ray of my lower back and left hip area. He did the X-ray and said he saw nothing, saying that it was probably inflammation. He recommended I go to my primary doctor for a steroid shot.
I went to my primary doctor and explained everything going on with my symptoms. He did not give a steroid shot. I told him that I had to ask my chiropractor to ease up on the pressure that he applied on my back several times and his reply again was that I would be be fine. My primary doctor said that this may have caused more aggravation than it was helping.
I have never had a bulging disc, only degenerative disease. The MRI results showed five bulging disks. I am scheduled to see a neurosurgeon in a few days.