Bulging Disc Cause

What is a bulging disc A bulging disc is a condition related to the spine, most often in the lumbar region (lower back) and occurs when a disc bulges out of its normal place in the spine. Discs are a soft, circular, jellylike material that cushions the vertebrae. When these discs weaken, they can lose their ability to cushion and protect the vertebrae.

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Bulging Disc Prevention

A bulging disc in the neck or back can cause debilitating pain, sometimes even making simple tasks like walking or driving almost impossible. By understanding what causes a bulging disc, you can begin to gear your daily lifestyle choices toward bulging disc prevention. These changes are not drastic or severe, but simple every day changes that can increase the overall health of your spine.

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Developing a Bulging Disc from Playing Sports

Sports can have a great impact on the health and strength of the spine. While participating in sports regularly can help a person maintain a healthy weight and strengthen the muscles around the spine for added support, it can also cause damage to the spine from trauma or injury.

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Bulging Disc from Weight Gain

For many people diagnosed with a bulging disc, there is often a lingering question of how this condition developed, especially if there was no sudden injury to cause damage to the spine. While injury is one way to develop a bulging disc, a more common way to develop a bulging disc is from weight.

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Developing a Bulging Disc from Injury

For many people, a bulging disc develops over time as the components of the spine weaken from age. This is called a degenerative spine condition and often affects people over the age of fifty.

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