Cervical Bulging Disc Information and Treatment

What is a cervical bulging disc? A cervical bulging disc can be caused by a number of factors, including injury, repeated or improper use and bad posture, although the natural aging process is the most common reason. As we age, the spinal discs that cushion our vertebrae dehydrate and become more vulnerable to damage. If a disc collapses, it can result in a narrowing of the disc space between the two vertebrae. A disc could then shift out of its normal radius and bulge through a crevice in the cervical — or upper — spine in the neck.

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Bulging Disc Therapy Options

If you have been diagnosed with a bulging disc, the outer wall in one of your spinal discs has bulged beyond its normal boundary. If this disc presses against a nearby nerve root or spinal cord, the compression can cause the painful symptoms you may be experiencing.

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Bulging Disc Help with Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

A bulging disc can truly put your life on hold. The pain, which can include numbness, tingling, weakness in the arms and legs and other types of discomfort, can force you to stop certain activities because they hurt so badly. Depending on what you do for a living, it may even be difficult to complete your work responsibilities.

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Bulging Disc Depression

Bulging disc decompression can relieve the neck and back pain that often accompanies a bulging disc. The goal of decompression is to reduce the pressure placed on a nerve from a bulging disc extruding into the spinal column. It is this pressure that causes the neck and back pain and other symptoms that are normally associated with a bulging disc.

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What is a lumbar bulging disc?

Despite the prevalence of this condition, a common question physicians receive is, “What is a lumbar bulging disc?” A lumbar bulging disc is a very common degenerative spine condition that can lead to lower back pain and other symptoms. A bulging disc occurs when the outer wall of a spinal disc weakens and thins—leading to protrusion into the spinal column and potential nerve compression. It is this nerve compression that results in pain or other symptoms.

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Dealing with a Bulging Disc in the Neck

Dealing with a bulging disc in the neck can be extremely painful and debilitating. The pain, tingling, numbness and other symptoms begin in the neck, but can radiate to the shoulders, upper back, arms and into the hands, making even once simple activities seem nearly impossible. A bulging disc can have a number of causes and often a combination of factors is to blame.

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Bulging Lumbar Disc

A bulging lumbar disc is when a disc in the lumbar, or lower, spine bulges out of its normal radius. A bulging disc is a very common condition, with more than 3 million new cases occurring each year in the United States alone. There are many treatments available for a bulging lumbar disc depending on the severity of your condition.

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