Bulging Disc

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Operative Spine – Bulging Disc

The soft, jelly-like discs that rest between the vertebrae (bony segments that make up the spine) are compressible, allowing the spine to react to motion and pressure without damage. When these discs become damaged, pain and difficulty moving can occur. A disc bulge is when the interior of the disc pushes up against the disc’s membrane creating an outward push of the interior substance. These bulges can put pressure on the spinal nerves.

Symptoms

  • Pain isolated to one side of the body
  • Pain that gets worse after standing or sitting
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness

Treatment

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Medication
  • Lifestyle changes like diet and exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery

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