Bulging disc affects the upper layers of your spine, called the cervical vertebrae, named rightly so because these seven bones support our head and help in its mobility. These bones also have a protective layer around them with an almost liquid-like center called the spinal discs. They act as a shock absorber between the bones and protect the tissues and nerves. So, when these discs move or slip from its normal position and the liquid-like substance balloon outside its shell almost touching the spinal nerves, this condition is called bulging disc. And the sooner it is diagnosed, the better it gets with treatments.
What are its symptoms?
It’s very hard to know if you have a bulging disc because the pain ranges from severe to none at all. You might have this condition and yet feel nothing till the condition worsens to a herniated disc, which is a state where the disc is completely ruptured. Regardless, here are some of the symptoms that you should look out for:
- Tingling pain around some parts of the body such as neck, arms, fingers, and shoulders
- Numbness or pain in lower spine, buttocks, thighs, and feet
- Discomfort while holding or lifting things
As mentioned above, the symptom varies according to the patient and the state of their bulging disc. While some might not feel anything at all, some can even be subject to life-threatening situations because of a bulging disc affecting the spinal nerves.
So, what are the causes?
The most common cause of this condition is old age and the wear and tear of our spinal discs. Besides this, the following can also accelerate the process:
- Strain or injury to the spine
- Poor posture
- Physical inactivity
- Improper sports equipment that doesn’t support your body
- Too much strain in the spine
What are the treatment options?
There are lots of ways you can treat a bulging disc. If the pain isn’t severe and you’ve only just experienced some sort of pain, think about what might have caused it from the causes listed above. If it’s because of physical inactivity or too much strain on the spine, become more active or take rest accordingly. If the situation does not improve then you can choose to visit a doctor, physical therapist or nurse practitioner who will suggest your effective treatments. You can also have nurse practitioners to treat your bulging disc.
If you are looking for a more natural option that doesn’t involve needles or drugs then at Illinois Back Institute, we offer 100% natural, proven treatment that had been performed on more than 500,000 patients with spine-related problems. So far, we have had effective results. Plus, we have a team of doctors, nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists and have all the facilities required for the diagnosing and treatment of these kinds of conditions in one place.
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