Exercises for a bulging disc in your neck

A disc acts as a shock absorber in between each individual vertebra, and is made up of 90 percent water. Over time, the natural aging process can cause these discs to dehydrate and collapse, allowing the disc to bulge out from between the two vertebrae. If the bulging disc begins to press up against a spinal nerve, it can cause serious pain and discomfort in different areas of your body, depending on where your bulging disc is located. If you are experiencing pain in your neck that does not go away on its own in a few days, it is possibly the result of a bulging disc in your neck or the cervical (upper) region of your spine.

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Exercises for a bulging disc in your back

Discs act as cushions between the vertebrae in your spine, and are composed of an outer layer of fibrous cartilage that surrounds a gel-like nucleus in the center. Over time, the discs begin to dehydrate, most often due to the body’s natural aging process. The cartilage then stiffens, causing the outer layer of the disc to bulge out and press against the surrounding nerves. This can cause mild to severe discomfort, and even prevent sufferers from being able to go about their daily activities.

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What are the causes of a bulging disc in the neck?

A bulging disc is a fairly common spinal disorder that results from a weakening of the fibrous outer shell of one of the gel-filled pads that separate and cushion the vertebrae of the spine. When that shell deteriorates, it can allow the disc to shift from its proper position and protrude — or bulge — into the spinal canal. Whether that bulging disc becomes a noticeable problem generally depends on whether the protrusion puts pressure on an adjacent nerve. If it does, the results can range from numbness and tingling to severe pain in the affected area, and those effects can also radiate to other parts of the body. The most common reasons for the disc to deteriorate are aging, traumatic injury from an accident and continuous heavy lifting, twisting or poor posture.

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Identifying the causes of a bulging disc in the lower back.

Causes of a bulging disc in the lower back

Developing a bulging disc in the lower back is common among many adults. In fact, the lower back is one of the most common places for degenerative spine conditions to develop. This is because the lower back undergoes the most wear and tear of all the sections of the spine, leaving it vulnerable to spinal damage.

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How does a bulging disc create leg pain?

Perhaps you or someone you know have gone to the doctor complaining of leg pain only to receive a herniated disc diagnosis. It can seem a little odd that a problem in the spine can actually affect another area of the body, but it actually makes sense when you consider what a bulging disc is and how it can impact the body.

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Can you fix a bulging disc in the neck?

A bulging disc in the neck can cause a variety of issues, ranging from localized pain at the area to numbness in the fingers. It’s no wonder, then, that you might be curious to know if you can fix a damaged 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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